Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 2 Folder 27 : Islands in Lake Worth, FL, 1943-1944, Hugh Bruce

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Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 2 Folder 27 : Islands in Lake Worth, FL, 1943-1944, Hugh Bruce

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Title:
Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 2 Folder 27 : Islands in Lake Worth, FL, 1943-1944, Hugh Bruce
Creator:
Audubon Florida
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Florida
Publisher:
University of South Florida
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Box 2 Folder 27

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Subjects / Keywords:
Audubon societies -- Diaries ( lcsh )
Ecology -- Florida ( lcsh )
History -- Gulf Coast (Fla.) -- 20th century ( lcsh )

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Abstract:
The daily journals of Audubon wardens and statewide reports on certain sites and projects cover activities from 1900 to 1970, with most of the materials concentrated between the 1930s and 1950s.

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
032958557 ( ALEPH )
890709008 ( OCLC )
A47-00065 ( USF DOI )
a47.65 ( USF Handle )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA TI ON AL AUDUBON SOCIETY 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or gene ral area )__l..slan.ds ___ in. __ Lake __ jY.o.rth __ ___ _____ ___ STATE____ 1.o.r.i. a---------------------------------INCLUSIVE DATES ___ l.un.e .:t_Q Cf_Q.t_QQ.e_:r_, ___ NOTE: Report weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or taken aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of per sons met with in sanctuary areas or taken along. Mention any unusual happenings; any disturbance of birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nesting concentrations. Date---------------------------------------------have had more rain than usua l this summer, that naturally made more mosquetos,in fact it was impossible to g o over the islands on many occasions,so all one could do was to g o round them at g ood speed and get back behind screens. Date __________________________________ --------------'l'here seems to be quite a number of .r-elicans in f act I would say at least fifty per cent more than there used to be, more vranes,Bittern,Heron,etc seem to be feeding along the shore on Date _________ __ .Beach.--s.i.de,and in the shallow w eter at low tide,but there are not nearly so many lbos,and whe t there is seem to be staying round the lslands feeding,in fact when l went round this morning I saw quite a few around ..tt'ishermans Island, which is north of the southern boulevard Date _________ bri:d-ge-;--------------------------I think there is a reason for all this,which is to be rather difficult for me to explain,as it would caus e me to write about Airfields,and other uovernment Projects, and to say Date ____________________________________________________ thousands of acres to the west of Worth are not available for. the lbos to feed on,as they were accustomed to .t'revious to the war. And that is a m atter that we cannot do very much about until after l dont have any trouble with a nyone going on the islands, a couple of times l had to talk to some boys going on ..tt'isherman' s Island, but I got in touch with bernard Riggs.Junier Commodore of the Yacht ___ ___ ___ ti.DJ..shed their visits. Each warden sign or initial here: (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA TI ON AL AUDUBON SOCIETY 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York N. Y. SANCTUARY (or g eneral area) ____ ___ QJl ___ ___ Wor.th _____________ STATE_ __ Florida __________________________________ INCLUSIVE __ .l.5t.h.._.t_Q ___ cI.u.1Y__ ].Qth_,_ inc 1 us i ve NOTE: Report weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or taken aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of per sons met with in sanctuary areas or taken along. Mention any unusual happenings; any disturbance of birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nesting concentrations. Date __________ ___ _______ //tiince I have posted the Islands I have not seen anyone near any of the Islands,it is really surprising.to me to see how the people,especially the younger element in this community respect The National Audubon Society one can see them from any way you look at the islands, but the birds dont seem to mind them I notice Water Turkeyisitting on them,enother thinB I noticQ taQ arQ stayiag aroQaa tae islaaas Date -------------------------------------------------much more than they used to,especially around the island south of the t>outhern Bridge,and they seem to be gettiling plenty to eat,of course there are more birds on Hunters Island than on all the other Islands como1ned.Mr LockWOod gave the police de p t in P alih Eeacn orders to swear me Date-----------------------------------------------in as a regular police officer,and to give me a gun,that helps in emergency. / .. Once I get more familiar with the birds and conditions,I will Datetr.:y t.a __ .giv.e ___ Y-mLa_..mo.re. detailed discription of things do you mean you are sending me some obsolete writingpaper,please dont I have plenty of obsolete things right here now,and considering I am giving you my time and labour gratis you dont think I would grudge using a little paper which I I / I / Date _________________________ -----------------------(Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. RY (or g e n eral area __ g_g __ ________________ STATE __ Xl.9_:rig_?;_ _________________________________ INCL US IVE DA TES _____ ___ NOTE: Report weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or taken aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of persons met with in s anctuary areas or taken along. Mention any unusual happenings; any disturbance of birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nesting concentrations. Date-------------------------------------------------.tiave not seen anyone on any of the lslands since I sent my .last r eport to you. The birds on the lslands,on the water,and on the Be ach mainland,are getting more numerous and so many more of them all the time. Urea t vvhi te tteron. lard's Heron. Water Turkey. ing Fisher. All the posts in the lake hen I g o in the mornin are occupied by vJater 'Iurkey' s, f'om e times I see seven or eight Date ______________ or--tl'fe:m-;-tney-se-ein to be interested in that strip north of the Hlossom dock. a Ibis fishing off one of the groins on the ocean front the other day.Is'nt that unusual? I had who has charg e of theArboretum s ponsored by narvard Uiiiversity, ln Cuba. to see me the other dey Date ____________ _r ___ ta-lked--.:to--.him--about the .islands having been turned over to 'l'he National Audubon Society a s a bird 0 anctuary,he s aid h e would be very happy to give us some seed,bushes,and some young trees, so w e ,could plant them for the birds in this location,or maybe any other location. for. tha t m tter, if you car.ed to y o u could write to him at lo2li" Uamellia Hoa d .. ....... ---"'--_,......, 'l'hank you very much for wrl ting to nernard Hl@gs, oar pas te1s are still lI01Cl1 ng oat on the Date-------------.ri:rl"a:n-ds-;--"tr1 -en-to contact 1'1rs P aul lVlQOre but she h d gone north, was u uly down here for ten days,I hop e she does not think we have too m any signs on her .islands. ... ..... ....-' ... ._._......._,_,,, _,.. -. W e h ave quite a colony of on the lake now in f act you can see them sitting all over the l ake. l:::>hould r Short of St.Louis come to Be Bch I will be very happy Date _____________ t_Q ___ gg ___ ___ -b ___ iv ake his etay a p l easant one 1:::>incerely Yours Date ____________________________________________________ '-------Date ___ _____ ___________________________________________ Each warden sign or initial here: (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)


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