Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 3 Folder 28 : Warden's Weekly Report - Virqtun Islands, TX, 1937-1943

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Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 3 Folder 28 : Warden's Weekly Report - Virqtun Islands, TX, 1937-1943

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Title:
Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 3 Folder 28 : Warden's Weekly Report - Virqtun Islands, TX, 1937-1943
Creator:
Audubon Florida
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Florida
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Box 3 Folder 28

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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
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
032958557 ( ALEPH )
890709008 ( OCLC )
A47-00097 ( USF DOI )
a47.97 ( USF Handle )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Ave nue New York N. Y -a :-7,, /) -,-/ SANCT A R Y (or g e neral area ) __ ___ STATE ______ INCLUSIVE D A T ES ___ ?< g NOTE : R eport weatMr1 conditio ns; a r e a s patrolled; hours and minutes s p ent patrolling; ot line oil or parts purchase d o r take n aboard; numbe r s and names of boats met with; names of pir sons m e t with in sanctuary areas or taken along. M ention any unusual happenings; any disturbance tf birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nestini_ concentrations Date. ______________________________________________ ----D a t e --------------------------------------------Date ------------------------------------------------Date-_ .. ___________________________________________ ---Each warden sign or initial here: M__:L ___ ____ (Use additional shee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth A ve n e, New York N. Y. SANCTUAR Y (or ge neral a r a ) ________________ _________ <::_ ____ --'---------STATE _____________ ... ------------------I NCLUSIVE D ATES ____________ :l_-f: __ '1Z._ ______ ______ _/ ____ -::-:-7< g" NOTE: R eport w e a e r conditions; a r a s p atrolled; hours and minutes s p ent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or par t s purchase d or take n aboard; numbe r s and names of boats m e t with; names of per sons m e t with in sanctuary are a s or take n along. M ention any unusual happenings; any disturbance of birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nesting concentrations. D a t e ____________________________________________________ D a t e ____________________________________________________ Date _______ __________ __________________________________ Date ____________________________________________________ ( Us e additi onal shee t to avoid crowding) Each warden sign or initial here: / / / A/J _/_:!_

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL NOTE: Repo weath conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or take n 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. Dare ____________ f ? j/Jt:}/ J lzJef_,';)__ Date ___ _________________________ ffeL -IL__'}Date ______________________________________________ -----Date ________________ ---------------------------------Date ______________________ ---------------------------_ Each warden sign or initial here: __ k!i __ ;:l ___ (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA TI ON AL AUDUBON NOTE: Repo weath r conditions ; are a s patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbe r s and names of boats met with; names of per sons met with in sanctuary are a s 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 ____________________________________________________ PL r iJ /! fell hAJ _vr-/L-L ;:Date _______ ______________________ --------------------Each warden sign or initial here: }ti_ __ i ___ Date ______________ ---------___ _________ --------------( U se additional shee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA t weat conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso' oil or parts purchase d or taken aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of per ns met with in s anctuary are as 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 _________ ___________________________________________ Date ________________________________________________ ____ Date ____________________________________________________ Date ____ ___ ________ ____________________________________ (Use additional she e t to avoid crowding) Each warden sign or initial here: )i/__! X_ __ _____ _.

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM --r NOTE: Rep weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso-line, oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbe rs 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------------------------------------------------Date--------------------------------------------------r j 7 tf].+,_,_ ./U.-rn2-.,,c._ ft/.:u ia-L .1-VDate ________ ______________ _____ _____ -----------------_La_,L, r,_,_ c_Lf)_ Date ___________________________________________________ Date. _____________________________ ---------------------Each warden sign or initial here: _Jd_ ___ j_c __ _______ (Use additional she e t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Repo 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 of birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds of birds observed at roosting, feeding or nesting concentrations. Date ____________________________________________________ Date _________ _____ ---------------------------_________ Each warden sign or Date ____________ __________ ____________________ -------(Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA TI ON AL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York N Y. Cf N OTE: Repo t eathe r conditions ; a r e a s patrolled; hours and minutes s p ent patrolling; amount 0 gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names 0 per sons met with in s a nctuary are a s or taken along. Mention any unusual happenings; any disturbance 0 birds or other wildlife; estimate numbers and kinds 0 birds observed at roosting, eeding or nesting concentrations Date ____________________________ ________________________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date .. Date ____________________________________________ ________ Each warden sign or initial here: _)/! ___ :t __ Date ____________________________________________________ (Use additional sh ee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA TI ON AL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. NOTE: Rep weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso-line, oil or parts purchase d or take n 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 nestiiig concentrations. Date------------------------------------------------Date _____ _______________ 7 Date-----------------------------------------------Date ____________________________________________________ Date _______________________________ _____________________ Each warden sign or initial here: _Jf! ___ Date-______________________________ -----------____ ---(Use additional she e t to avoid crowding)

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, / WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or general ___ ____________________ ..... _______ STATE ___________ INCLUSIVE DATES ____ ,(.2t;er __ _$'_5-_-::._4t __ 3-J __ 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 _________________________________________________ ___ no-tDate ____________________________________________________ Date ________________ --------------_____ ----------------Date ________________________________________________ ____ Date _______________________________ ---------------------Each warden sign or initial here: U ) J-/ _./:::f:__t_ ______ J._ ___ (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding) ------

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York N. Y. NOTE: Report weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n 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 _____________________________ ; ------------------..L L Date __________________________ -_;/;----------;-:_-/ ,.. -:tr u 'lf#.1\1(Viiflfii0#4 .. ,_W' ,_..,-. Date ___ __ ____________ __________________ ____ ______ Date __________________________ ______ ____________________ Each warden sign or initial here: _!!!, ___ ;:l __ Date ---_____ ______________ ----------____ -----------(Use additional shee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL NOTE: Report we er 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 _____ ___ __ ---------------------------------Date ____________________________________________________ Date _________________________ ----------------------Date ____________________________ -----------------------(Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA Date ______________________ : _____________________________ Date _______ _______ ____________________________________ Each warden sign or initial here: } g ___ Z_ __ (Use additional she e t to avoid crow ding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCI TY; NOTE: Report eather 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. n.re_ # ____ ___ :Pd tf; :9-!5 ::::f C l !f ;:;J;:-z Each warden sign or initial here: __ )/! __ Date ----------------------------------7}-----T f 7 d/..L'--k }IJ_,__,,J l"vz >u/-tw cm... ;s.J J)_ 4-1 / (Us e additional she e t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL NOTE: Report weather conditions ; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or take n aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of per sons met with in s anctua1y 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_____________________________________________________ __.. / Date _________________________________________ Date -------------------------------------------------Date ______________ ------------------------------------E ach warden s i gn or i n i t i al here : _g_ ___ Z __ ( U se addition al s h e e t t o a v o i d crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL 1006 Fifth Avenue, N w York, N. Y. f NOTE: Report w ather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or take n aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of persons 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 ____________________________________________________ Date _____ ---------------------------------------(Us e additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON NOTE: Report eather 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 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 ____________________________________________________ Date ________________________________ ____________________ Date ____________________________________________________ Each warden sign or initial here: _it! __ L __ Date. ______ __________________________ ____________ -----( U se additional shee t to a voi d c rowdi ng)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM /' NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue New York N. Y. {/Jo f-NOTE: 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 ___________________________________________________ D a t e _____________ -----------------------------------Each warden sign or initial here: ___ :[ __ (Use additional sheet to avoid crowdi1ig)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA NOTE : Report weathe r conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or take n 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-------------------------------------------------Date ______________________ ______________________________ Date ----------------------------------------------Date ___________________________________________________ Eac h warden sign or initi al here: M ____ (f_ Date ___________________________________________ --------(Use add i t ional sheet to avoid crowdi n g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL NOTE : R eport w eathe r conditions; area s patrolled; hours and minutes s p ent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbe r s and names of boats met with; names of per sons m e t with in sanctuary are a s or take n 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. D a t e ___________________________________________ D a t e ____________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date ______________________ -------------------------------Date __ _______ ----------------------------------------( U se additional sheet to a voi d c rowding ) E a c h warden sign o r initi al h ere : I -I':;__ -f ,ti)//' __ i:P ____

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA __ ST ATE_____ ___ NOTE: R eport w eathe r conditio ns; are a s patrolled; hours and minutes sp ent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbers and names of boats m e t with; names of per s ons met with in sa n ctuary are a s 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 ____________________ ___ -----------------------------Date ____________________________________________________ Date _______________________________ ------------------(Us e additional s heet to avoid crowdi n g)

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June 18, 1942 Re VINGT-UN ISLANDS In his letter of June 15th, 1942 Joseph M. Heiser, Jr. reports that on June 14th, that he Dr. Williams, Captain Dawson, and others, estimated the quantities of birds at the Vingt-un Islands a s "Both the large isles are literally packed and jammed with nesting birds, and there are a few nests on the tiny central islet. On the island nearest the shore we estimated there were probably 300 Spoonbill nests, end almost as many on "Big Vingtune11 The nests are crowded so closely together that most of them are less than the average size of such structures noted in previous seasons. The total number of Snowy Egrets noted was 4,000 or 5,000 possibly higher. American Egrets and Louisiana Herons were slightly less numerous. There were several nests of Wards Heron, probably fifty White Ibis, and two or three times as many White-faced Glossies. We would not hazard a guess on the total number of Heron and Egret ne sts. The isles are crowded to the absolute maximum. Ther e were many Spoonbill nests with eggs -usually clusters of 4 or 5, though often 6. We saw Spoonbills with nesting material in their bills, vainly searching for a spot to place it." John H. Baker mjc.

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\ l t 1 l I WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON NOTE: Report weath 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 ________________________________________ ____________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date _____________________________________________ ___ ___ Date _____________________________________________ --------Date. _______________________________________________ ---Each warden sign or initi al d!_J_ _L ___ (Us e additional s heet to av oid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON NOTE: Repo eather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gasoline, 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 __________________ ______________________________ Date ______________________ __________________ ________ Each warden sign or Date ______________ ____ ______ --------------------(Us e additional sh ee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY NOTE: R eport eathe r conditions; are a s patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line oil or parts purchased or take n 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 ____________________________________________________ Date __________________________________________ ___ ___ __ __ Date __________ __________________________________________ Date ___________________ __ ______________________________ ( U se additional s h ee t to av oid crowdin g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth Avenue, N :w York, N. Y. NOTE: Rep t weath 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 ________ pr, r r?' I( Date ____________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date _________________________ __________________________ Each warden sign or initial here : g __ t __ Date ____________________________________________________ ( Use additional sh ee t t o avoi d crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM .. NOTE: Re weather onditions; 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. i ;ft, ;hL/ ,(k Date----------------------------------------------Date____________ ______ ___ _______ ___ ------------___ (Use additional sh ee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL SANCTUARY (or g e n eral are a ---------__ _3_r1_ __ :6 NOTE: Rep weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchased or take n 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. Dat e ______________________________________ ______________ Date ____________________________________________________ Date _______________________________________________ _____ E ach warden sign or i nitial here: __ H!_i_ ___ t ___ Date _______________________ ____________________________ (Use addit i o n al s h eet to av oid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL NOTE: R t w eathe r conditions ; are as patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbe r s and names of boats met with; names of per sons met with in sanctuary are a s 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 cf (TYL r-Js J; Date __________ n-JDate _________________ ----------___ -------------_______ Date ___________________________________________________ Date __________________________________________ -------( U s e a d ditional s h ee t to avoid crowdin g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCI NOTE: Rep 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 Date_________ ---_ -: --;f, rt.: t-U a;L -7 -* 1 7' &J, 1 Each warden sign or initial here. :..-} C;-z.d3 (f?'L ------------------------------------------lr;:t:ionnl to .!a cr
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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOC NOTE: Rep weather conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gasoline, 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. I'. Date ____________________________ ----------------------(Us e additiona l s h e e t to av oi d crowdi n g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOC NOTE: Report weat r 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. I } Date______________________________ ---------___ -----Each warden sign or initi al here: M ___ (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SOC NOTE: Report weathe r conditions; areas patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line oil or parts purchase d or taken aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of persons 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. ate _______________________________________________ ____ f 9f-w.rr?-_ L Date ________________________________________________ ---(Us e additional s h e e t t o avoid c rowdin g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON NOTE: Report weath r 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 ____________________________________________________ Date. ____________________________ _____________ -----Date __________________ ------------------------------Date. ___________________________________________________ Each warden sign or initial here: _t!f!_! __ ;l (Us e additional sh ee t to avoid cr owding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SO 1006 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or general area) ________ IN CL 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 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----------------------------------------------Each warden sign or initial here : :1.-P.. ,/},,..,, (Us e additional sh ee t to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON Date ___________________ Z______________________________ / Date ____________________________________________________ E a c h warden sign or initi al here : / __ ;:[ ( U s e a dditional s h eet to av oid crowdi ng)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL 1006 Fifth A ve nue, ew York N. Y. NOTE: Report eather conditions; are a s patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line, oil or parts purchase d or take n 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 Dare _________ //7'-lf_;:;::-;;l;. K at IP Dare ___________ ;;;:;_-;;:d!;:;_--------n.J---LJDate ____________________________________________________ Date ___________________________________________________ Each warden sign or initi al here : Date-----------------------------------------------( U s e a dditional s heet to av oid crowdi n g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth A v e e New York N. Y. NOTE: Report w the r conditions; a r e a s patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line oil or parts purchase d or take n 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 ----------------------------------------------Date ----------------------------------------Ea c h warden s i gn or init ial here: _________ J_,_ __ ___ D a t e------------------------------------------( U s e additional sh ee t to av oid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON NOTE: Report weather conditions; are a s patrolled; hours and minutes spent patrolling; amount of gaso line oil or parts purchase d or take n aboard; numbers and names of boats met with; names of per sons m e t with in sanctuary are a s 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 ______ __ __ __ ________________________________________ Date _______________________________ ----------------------E a c h wa rden sign or initi al h e re: ___ /1!! __ :i_ __ Date_ _____________________________________________ ---(Us e add i t ional s h ee t to a v oid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON 1006 Fifth A venue, ew York N. Y. S AN CTUARY. ( o < geu e
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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL AUDUBON SO 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 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_____________________________________ _________ _______ j) / J Jl/tvJ.J-1 rz;w-tn-1--;;;;;. Date _________________________________ ____ ___________ 1 ,,, / Date. _______________________________________________ __ __ Date. _________________________________________ ________ Each warden sign or initial here: __ ) (Use additional shee t to avoi d crowding)

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.. WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1 77 5 Broadway, N e w York, N Y. 0 SANCTUAR Y SANCTU A R Y ( o c G < n m l STATE ... .............. ...................... INCLUSIVE .. !.i.. /e..'! .... N O T E : Outline w o r k d o ne, m i l eage c ove r e d ar e a s p a troll e d e ach day. L i s t spec ies o b s e rved g i ving estima t e d num b e rs. Stat e w h ethe r roos ting feeding or nes ting """" 0 z 0 0 Eac h w arden si g n or initial bcr e : ..... N.' .... :l .... (Use add i tion a l she e t t o amid crm w l ing)

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) ARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASS ATI O N O F AUDUBO N SOCIETI E S .. ......................... ........ ... .... Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. Lis t species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. D>t-< f-t 0 z 0 Q Date ................................................................................................. ..... .. Date ...................................................................................................... .. Each warden sign or initial here: .... ... .... 1. .. .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < .. \\ WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. N OTE: O utline work d e, mileage covered, eas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting Date ... ........................................................ ............................................ ............ .......... VJ re IZ re 0 z Date ......................................................... ......... .. ... ............................... 0 0 Date ........................................................... ........................................... Date ............................................. ......................................................... Date ... ...... ................................................................................ ......... Each warden sign or initial here: U/i ....... 1. .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work do mileage covered, areas patrolle d each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ........... ............................ ....................... ......... ................. ........ VJ Date ...................... ............................................................................... ....... IZ 0 z Date .... ..................... ...................................................................... ...... 0 0 Date ....................................................................................................... Date ....................................................................................................... Date .......... ............. ........ .............. ....... ................................................ Each warden sign or initial here: .. l!!.. ... .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work d e, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roo sting, feeding or nesting Date ............................................................................ ....... ................... !CrSJ--< D"e f-'4 f-'4 f-'4 0 z Date ................................ ................ ...... ............. ................ .................... 0 Q Date .................................... ............ .......... ................................ ............ Date .... ................. ....... ......................................................... ... ............ Date ............. ........................................................ ....... ............. .............. Each warden sign or initial here: ... ..... J:.. ..... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work done, ileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ................................. ............................ ..... ... ................................. .. V) z f-1 f-1 0 z Date ....................................... .... .............................. ..... ......................... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES mileage co vere d, ar s patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting x u < Vl Vl ..... ::r:: z ..... ..... ;( 0 z 0 Cl Date .................. ................... ......... .................... .................................... 'I Date ...................................................................................................... .. Each warden si n or initial here: .. ...... :t ...... .. .. :e.R (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Ave n ue, New Yor k N. Y. N OTE: O utline done, eage c o vere d areas patroll e d each d ay List species observe d g i ving esti mate d n u m b ers. Sta t e w heth e r roo sting f eeding or n esting F-< 0 z 0 Cl Date ......................................................................... .............. ... .......... Date ...................................................................................................... .. Dat e .................................................... .................................................. .. Each warden s i gn o r init ial here: UJ. -f -f '",# AA ...... ......... ...... .. l ....... (Use additi o na l s heet t o av oi d cro wding )

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEP RTMENT NOTE: Outline mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. Li s t species observed, gi ving estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nes ting. V) A z 0 s_i:d Date....................................... ...................... ...................................... ruJ: Date ............ .......... ............ .................... ........................................... Each warden sign or initial here: ... ...... L ....... .......... (U1e additional 1heet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 100 6 Fifth Avenue, New Y ork, N. Y N OTE: Outline w r done, mil eage covered / eas pat o l e d each day. List species o b served, giving estimate d numb ers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ......................................................................................... ........... x u < p.. VJ VJ ...... :I1 r-z ...... r--...... Date ....................................................................................... ... ............. P:: r--0 z 0 Date ........................ .............................................................................. Date ........................................................ ... ........................................... Date .................................................... ........................................ ........ E ach warden sign o r #! .............. ..... .. (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth A v enue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY TATE..... .... ...... ...... ............. ..... ...... ..... NOTE: Outline ork done, mil eage cover e d a r e a s patroll e d each day. Li s t s p e ci e s obser ved, vin estimat e d umbe r s St a te whether roo sting, feeding or nesting. / A < ti) z to; to; 0 z 0 Cl Date ......................................................... ... ..... .................................... Date ........ ................................................... .......................................... Date ................................................................... .................................... Each warden sign or initial e re: ..... ..... ................................ .................. (Use additional sheet to a void c rowding)

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WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETI E S 100 6 Fifth Avenue, New Y o rk, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work do mil eage covered, areas patrolle d each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. 1)7/l u < Cl'.l Cl'.l ""'4 :I: z ""'4 ""'4 x : z 0 Q x

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIA T I ON O F A UDUBO N SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work do mileage covered, areas patrolled each day List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nesting. x u < V'J V'J ...... :::0 f--1 z ...... f--1 ...... f--1 0 z 0 0 Date ....................................................................................................... Date ......................................................... .............................................. Each warden sign or initial here: -r A -n /l _,., .... 1.: ..... .. L ... ......... ...... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM AL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or General Area) .... ...... .... ... INCLUSIVE DATES.. ............. .... /;1., .......... 4.:... ..... pi:: 0 z 0 Cl Date .................. ................... ................ .................................................. Date ....................... .................................. ......................... ............ ..... Each warden sign or initial here: '. ... 1 ............ (Use additional shee t to a void c rowdin g )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES N OTE: Outline work do e, mil eage covere areas patrolle d each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. Sta t e whether roosting feeding or nesting. IL d/,;v '" -/Ct&-w::t-P, ; ; .. ij d :cL.J-.:t btl : ___ ___ ; 6 u -yi/Jtz 0 Q Date ....................................................................................................... Date ................................ ....... ....................................................... ...... Date ..... ......................... .......... .... .......... ................................................ Each warden sign or initial here: .. !.fb .... ..... (Use additi onal sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF A -UDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEPAJrfMENT N OTE: Outline mileage covered, areas p atro ll ed eac h da y. List spec ies observed, giving estimated numbers State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ........... ...... f$ 0 z o Q Eac h 1 arden sign or initial h e re: _kt _:. ____ Z ___ (Ure additional sheet to avoid

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WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATION AL A SSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 B roa d way, New Y o rk, N. Y. ; SANCTUA R Y DEPARTMENT SANCTUAR Y ( o< Genml Are .. ......... ... ... ...... INCLUSIVE DATES.... ............ / ..................... ... .. N OTE: Outline work d o e, mileage covered, areas patroll e d eac h d ay. L i st species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding o r n esting. !fl u < Po. V'l V'l f-< z f-1 f-< 0 z 0 0 Each warden sign or initia l bere: .. ff! .. .. .... .. g (Ui e additional Jbeet to nvoi d cror.idi11g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, N e w York, N Y. NOTE: Outline wor done, milea ge covered, areas uolled each day. List s pecie s obs erved, g i v ing estimated numbers. Stare whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ..... P:: E-< 0 z 0 Each warden sign or initial hrre: j,(/ .J'. .:{< ---------'--(Ur e addi tion a l Jheet to avoid cronding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEPARTMENT (jJ,, 'J:'/JI N OTE: Outline done, mileage covered, areas patrol1ed each da y. List species observ e d, g iving estimated numbers Stace whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ..... i::i::: 0 z 0 A r.ach n 1 arden sign or initial here: ... i .... (U.rr additiona l .rhret to m 1 oid crmJ1 ding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work don mileage cove areas patrolled each day. List species obser ve d, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date .............................................. ......... ...... ....................................... t:e 5-C tT72-cLJ-r:;J-a ......... n. .. !!Ld j/d f-! i:i::: f-1 0 z 0 Q Date ... .......................................... ........ .... ............ ............................ Date .................. ..... ............................................. .................. .... ....... Each warden sign or initial here: .... U!..t ...... :t .... .. Date ....................................................................................... ............... .. (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. /.? SANCTUARY DEPA N OTE: Outline w ork done, "leage covered, areas patrolled eac h d ay List species observed giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nesting Da_ Ju-fti) Da /7 I-z ...... fU1 Date ..... ...................... .. r .. Date .......................... ................ ........................................ .............. ... Date .......................................................... ................. ....... ................... Date ...................................................................................................... fuch warden sign or initial here: ....... k.0 ...... i.. ... .. (Use additional sheet to av oi d crowding)

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:i u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. O SANCTUARY DEP TMENT ,_J-.7 NOTE: Outline work do e, mil eage co vere d areas patrolled each da y List species observe d giving estimated numbe rs State whether roo s ting, fee ding or n esti ng. Date ........... ............................................... ....... .. .. .............................. rJ) !--1 0 z Date ....................................................................................................... Date ........................................................ .. ... ....... ............. ............. ....... 0 Cl Date ................................ .............................................. .......... ........... Date ....................................................................................................... Date .... ....... ...................................................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: ..... 1 ..... :l .. ... (Use additional sheet to a'Jloid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N Y. ..... .STATE ................ .. .. __ NOTE: Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species ob i ing estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nesting. Date .......... .......... ..................................... ............................................ Ea.ch warden sign or initial here: H/ .... Z ..... Date ............... ...... ........................................... ........ ........................... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. r.> SANCTUARY DEPARTMENT NOTE: Outline work d e, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species obser ved, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Dtg;J p:,; -I t.Ut .//U Date ..................................................................................................... UJ-o : #u-tA ; 7 tz:nd-t:l/.A... ; 0 Date ............................. ................... ...................................................... Date ....................................................... ................ ................................ Each warden sign or initial here: ...... L .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEPARTMENT SANCTUARY (or General Area) .. INCLUSIVE DATES............... .... ...... ... /Jf... .. ... ......................... STATE.. ...... ... ................................................... NOTE: Outline work one, mileage co v ered areas patrolled each day. List sp e cies observed, gi v ing estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. :;. 9L [,/) Date ........................................................................................... ........... .. Date .................................................................. .. .................................. Date ........................ ....................................... ........................................ Each warden sign or initial here: .... l!!... ...... l:.. .... ....... (Use additional shee t to avoid crowd ing)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work one, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ,,,_, Li1'] tn'Z a
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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. / NOTE: Outline work Clone, mileage co v ered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed gi v ing estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ............................................................ .......................................... .. Each warden sign or initial here: )IL ...... ... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < ; WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONA L ASSOCIA TIO N OF AUDUBON SOCIE TI E S 1006 Fifth Avenue, New Y ork, N. L SANCTUARY (o' Genml INCLUSIVE DATES .Q.ltkl ..... ri...R.. .................. ... .1. .... --::=. b N OTE: Outline work d one mileage co v ered areas patrolled each d ay. List species ob serve d giving estimate d numb ers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. t771 =-' _;;f =. : ..... E-4 ..... E-4 0 z A r D ate .. ................................................................. 27.:' ........................ .. Each warden sign or initial here : ... &.:.. ..... i.. (Use additional sheet to av oid crowding)

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I WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES ..,.,1 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. /7 SANCTUARY SANCTUARY (or Gononl Ar0>) ........................ ...... ...... .. ........... INCLUSIVE DATES ... )!):zaa ....... d.. : ........... -ko NOTE: Outline work done, mileage co vere d, ar e a s patrolled each day. List species observed gi v ing e s timated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nes ting. ;:: L v:i Date ................................................................................... ................ .. ti) ..... z ..... r 0 z 0 i::l Date ....................................................................................................... Date .. .................................................................................................... .. P-4 a. rf}-r Date .............................................. ........................................................ .. Each warden sign or initial here: ...... l!!t ... t. ... (Use additional sheet to a void crowding)

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J; ftATIONAL WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATI O N O F AUD U BO N SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work ne, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nes ting )\ u -< ti) ti) ..... ::q E-c z ..... E-c ..... 0 0 Date ..................................................................................................... Date ................................................. .................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: ... :t... .... (Use additional sheet to avoid cro1JJding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline wor done, mileage covered reas patrolled each day. Lis t species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date. Date ....... ................................................ ................ .............. ....... ........ Date ..................... Date ..................... .... ....... ....... ................ ........................ ................... Each warden sign or initial here: ... .. (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y .. Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. u -< Vl Vl >-4 x :::i:: z >-4 >-4 0 z 0 Q Date ............................................................. .... .................... ... ............ Date ......... .................. .. ... ..................................................................... Date ....................................................................... ................................ Each warden sign or initial here: .. ... .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New Y ork, N Y. N OTE: Outline w o done, mileage covere d areas patroll ed each d ay. List species o b serve d giving estima t ed numb ers. Sta t e w h et her roo sting, feed ing or n esting Date ........... -........................................................................................ ... tfU ::::;;:z V) I ::r: f--1 / z f--1 i:i:: f--1 0 z 0 A D ate ............. S ....................................................................................... Date .................................................................... .... ............................. Date .......................................... .................................. ....................... Each w arden s ign o r init ia l here: ... ...... J'., t 1 ., (Us e add it io na l sheet t o av oid cro wding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline worl< done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State w h ethe r roosting, feeding or nesting. Date .................................................................................................... x u < i:i. V') V') >-< ::i::: r-z >-< .. r->-< i:.:: r-0 z 0 Cl Date ............................................ .... .............................. .......... ........... Date ........ ............................................................................. ......... ...... Each warden sign or initial here: ..... ... i!J .... (Use additional sheet to av oid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nesting. Date ........ .... ......... ..... ............... 2...................... ........ .... -/J () ..... J I 6 -I' I I ( I < I l Date ................................................................. .............. ..... ................ Date ...................................... .............................................................. Date ....... ....................................... ... .................................................. Each warden sign or initial here: ..l. .... 1. ... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. ,. SANCTUARY (or General Area) .. .... ... -z ..-z...:r.c..rJ.-.-.,..c.z. INCLUSIVE DATES .... := ..... :... .. ... .. ........ h\.t .... NOTE: Outline work done, mileage co vere d, areas patrolled each day. Li s t species obser v ed gi v ing estimated numbers. State whether roosting fee ding or n e sting < V) 0 z 0 Cl Date ...... ............. ........ ......... .... ......................................................... .... Date ......................................... ....... ... ................................................. .. Date ................................................... ................................................... &ch warden J n or .. d .... :L ........... ............. (Use additional shee t to avoid crowding)

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E-i 0 z WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y SANCTUARY (or General ..... ......... INCLUSIVE DATES ..... ..... /.... ....... .................. ........... ....... .. N OTE: Outline work done, mileage co vered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date.................................................. ...... ::;.;:::) .... L_ A-r ur<-Rd 0 Cl Date ................................. ............................ ......................................... Date ................................ ........ ........................................... ....... ........ Date ................ ........................................... .................................... ... E ach warden sign or initial here: .... U!. ... L (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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E-; 0 z 0 WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. A Each warden sign or initial here: ... ...... i. ..... ?!: .... (Usr additional sheet to avoid cromlil;g)

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WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ) N AT IONAL ASSOCIATI O N O F AUD UBON S OCIETIES SANC TUARY (o' G=ml ............. N OTE: Outline work done, mil e a ge co ve r e d are a s patroll e d each day. Li s t s p e cies observed gi ving estimate d numbers. Stat e w h ethe r roosting, feeding or nes ting. u < V) V) ::i:: f-< z f-t p::; I f-< 0 z ( \ 0 Cl Eac h warden si g n or initial h e re: ..... ........ f. .... (UJ e a rUitional J heet lo avoid cr01llllin g }

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ho r e Rob i n 4 -one Spoon b ill on 1t s e o observed. 1 t 1 c on nect ed t h For. t r s 'r rn t r t h e her 1 n 011 rig 1n t h m r h o n t h e Robin on L ke, but no 1 1 1 r act1 v 1t1es e l t r n hor o f i n the r e 1on aet o f s 1 t h o1nt. r1dd 1 c o n t i n 1ntere t in t h lf l v s ton on J u ne 21, b e U "n i n t o Lak e t l nc d e p r t u e r fully obs 1 n n ndan t o f t h con c1ent1ou an h enu1nc of t b r< 1 b v e t h a v e r

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Vi t 'un Isl and '!' r i p (co1 tinue ) / 1 t h t h e ooope r ti on of t e o o m 1 ii1o n 1e e o n e l ne t y e r u n l e t e to m d e t h i s y e a r R p ectf lly e i t e Obe r t P A llen J uly 1 0 l 3 tat e 1 e h G a e n y ter r y s oul b e put a t 200 beg1 n n 1 n p ropr1 t 1on pe:nn i t s the r a i s e 5 -

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. I I ., WARDEN'S ANNUAL REPORT for National Association of Audubon Societies NOTE: This report s hould be filled out as promptly as possible after the close of the breeding season l' Salary will not be paid until receipt of a d e tailed report. P. 0. L __ & -efU-a.4/'. list each separate colony (island, pond, swamp, etc.) and give location (township, county or parish). & Q UESTION 1. Name all species of birds you protected, and give approximate number

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QUESTION 2. Were a normal nurn ber of young reared this year? If not give reasons. QuESTIOn 3. If damage was caused by the elements-storm tides, rams, etc.-state when and extent of damage 7 7. QUESTION 4. Were the birds or their eggs disturbed by factors other than weather. 0 0 What was the ca use? QUESTION 6. List nesting places. JJ QUESTION 7. On additional sheets give any notes of interest regarding the birds and recommendations for improvement of the sanctuary and warden service.

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r WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ti NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1 006 Fifth Avenue, New Y ork, N. Y. N OTE: Outline rk done mil eage covered areas patrolled each d ay. List s ecies o b serve d gi ving estimate d numbers. State whether r oo sting, feeding or nesting. u < VJ Date ... ............................................................................................... t: Date ...... ... ...................................... ........... ........... ............ .......... ......... r. 0 z 0 A Date .................................. ...... .......... ................................ ................... Date ................................................... .............................. .... ...... ......... Date ............. ................................... ..................................................... (Use additi onal sheet t o av oid cro wding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES N OTE: Outline ork do mileage covered areas patroll e d each day List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roo sting, feeding or nesting. Date ........... ............ ................... .......... .... ...... .......... ...... ................... )l)rr/r:;+ $l ti) Date ........................................................................ .............................. z ..... f-t ..... f-t 0 z Date .................................................................... ............. .................... 0 Cl Date ..................................................................................... .... .... ..... Date ..... .................................................... ...... ...... .... .............. ............... Date ...... ... ................... ............................................................... ........... Each warden sign or initial here: /. .t: --t' /} .//// .......... .. .. ..... .. 1. ... .. ....... (Use additional sheet to aJJoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF. AUDUBON SOCIETIES Outline rk done, mileage co vered, ar s each day. Lis t species obser v ed, gi ving estimated numbers. State whether roosting feeding or nesting. Date... .... ................. .............................................................................. t;:7,J'-pl Date ............. ....................................................................................... .. V'J f-< 0 z Date ................................ ....................................................................... 0 Cl Date ..... .................................. ................... ... ..................... ....... .......... Date ..... .......... .................. .................. .......... ........................................ Date .. ..................................................................................................... Ea.ch warden sign or initial her e : .. ... 1. .... ....... .. (Use additional sh e et to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEP TMENT SANCTUARY (or General Area) .. ..... L ... ....................... ... ........................ INCLUSIVE DATES ......... .. ./' ...... lfl.. ..... if r: NOTE: Outline wo fi{ done, mileage co vere d, areas patrolled each day. List species obser ve d, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date .......................................... .......... .................................................. Date ..... ................. .... ..................... ........... }/'.................. (1 ( V'.l z ,.... Date ...................... ................................. n .............................. ........ I '/ /J fl ;.,,t fl_a-v-'-.L4e E-i ,.... E-i 0 z Date ............................................... ....................................................... 0 0 Date ............................................. .......... .............................................. .. Date ... ................................................................................................. Date ............................................................................................... ....... .. (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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.' I WARDEN'S WEEKL y REPORT FORM J NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES N OTE: Outline efrk done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. E-t >-< Date ............ ............ .......... .................... ...... ........ ......... ................... Date ........... ....................................... ............... ..................................... Date ............... ............................................................. ........ ................ IJacb 7:[1'1 /J"';' ... M ... t ........ (Use additiona l sheet to avoid crowding)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY DEPARTMENT NOTE: Outline wo done, mileage co ve red areas patrolled each day. Lis t s pecies observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesti ng. Date ................................................ ......... ............... 1 / /J /1h-JY a ;; g J'd L4r>J-W V) Date ................................................................................. ......... ......... f--! f--1 0 z Date ....................................................................................................... 0 Cl Date ................................... .... ... .............................................. .............. Date ....................................................................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: ... .... J... .... Date ............................................................. .......................................... (Us e additional sheet to avoid cr owding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. ) "-).-SANCTUARY (or General Area) .... .:f. .. ... ................ Jt' ... ................ .,. TATE ........... .......................................................................................... .. INCLUSIVE DATES ................................... .. t.. ..... .. ...... .. .6 J f, NOTE: Outline work don mileage co ve a areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ...................................................................................................... .. r-.b (! P?"-}z;:;.;;;z_Jx 7-;; 3 L v't sL Vl z ..... Dote j: V< ->----L.__._ (_ );:)_ f-i ..... f-i 0 z Date ....................................................................................................... 0 Cl Date ....................................................................................................... Date ...................................................................................................... .. Date .............................................. ......................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: .... ..... :.. 7:.. ....... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 0 SANCTUARY DEP' r,;u., NOTE: Outline work don mileage covered areas patrolled each day List species obs erve d, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date .... .... ................................................................................ .......... Date ....................................................................................................... ) t j 1 /"}' [/) z E-< 0 z Date ....................... .............................................................................. Date ................................................................................ .... ......... 0 0 Date ...................... ................................................................................ Date ....................................................................................................... Date ...................................................... ........................................ ........ Each warden sign or initial here: ...... .. !l!! ...... t. .... (Use additional shee t to avoid crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolled each d ay. List species observe d giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ............................. ) ...................... .............. 7 ............ 7'/. tz,v_ lfd;{du_J).__ Date ........................ ........................................................ ............... ti) i::i:: Date ................ ................................... .................................................. Date ........ ......... ...................................... .... .... ........ ...................... ... Each warden sign or initial here: ... l.0 .... :t. ..... (Use additional sheet to av oi d crowding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. (} SANCTUARY NOTE: Outline work d ne, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimate d numbers. S t ate whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date ........................................... ... .................................... ...... .......... V) Date .............................................................................................. ........ 1"" ..... Date .................................. .......................... .... ................... .................. .;Y' z \<"\) 0 Date ...................................................................... w \ : .. v) Date ..... .................. .............................................. ....... .... ................ Date .................. ........ .......................................... .......... ..... ................. Each warden si n or inlU ..... k//, ..... t ........ ..... .... (Use additiona l sheet to avoid cro wding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. ) SANCTUARY (or General Area) ... ........................... : ....... STATE INCLUSIVE DATES .......... !.?.?: ........... : .. .. .... NOTE: Outline work don "leage covered, areas patrolled each day. Li s t s pecies observea, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Date.............................................................................. ................ .......... /in r f flJv_ ;-1de/l:;y__ V) z ...... 0 z Date ................................................................................................ .. 0 Cl Date ....................................................................................................... Date ...................................................................................................... .. Date ....................................... ....... ......................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: ..... M ... :1. .. .. (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u -< WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or General J.;. ............... .... STATE. .... IN CL USIVE DA TES ..........
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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM I NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES SANCTUARY (or General ATE ......... .................................................. INCLUSIVE DATES ....... v ..... .... NOTE: Outline work aone, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List s pecies observed, giving e stimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Each warden.j,n or initia l here: ... k!!! ..... t; ............... (Us e additional sheet to avoid

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u -< w ARDEN'S WEEKL y REPORT FORM If NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1 1006 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y N OTE: Outline wor Clone, mileage covered areas patrolle d eac h day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting Date .......... -.. .......... ............... ............ ................... -.............................. i.//IA f!._ ,_,,u.., ,1' ?/2 U u;_._ 11u "7-)4/e ;;, -ij" ad -,-{/'-<.--?. t!P 6_, LU//t,,,W :_-;;z tvz-<-: __ ______ ....____ o .. 'fJ7 P o .. e _'.:::icLA ,n,JI Date ........................................... ........................................................... Date ... .................................................................................................... Each warden sign or initial here: .... )d( .... !.:.. ....... t......?.d .. .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowding)

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u < NATIONAL WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF A 'UDUBON ;7 O() York,N. Y. S NCTUARYrDEPA TMENT NOTE: Outline work Hone, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day SOCIETIES List spec ies observed, giving estimated numbers. Stace whether roosting, feeding or nescing / v -_j; -... / f v : t?r ,.... p::: t-< 0 z 0 Q }!,acb warden .rign or initial here: U ..... i .... :J_4 .. (Ure additional Jheet to m 1 oirl crm 1 1rli11g)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ( Jt-NATION AL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES i SANCTUARY (or General ... ................... ............. ................................................... INCLUSIVE .... ;l.,,0. .. ........... r.. ..... ....... !! NOTE: Outline work done, mileage ,'2vere d areas patrolle d eac h d ay List species observe d giving estimate d numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Vl 0 z Date ....... .................................. ............... ............ .............. .................. ') / r \ 0 ............. Cl Date ....................................................... ....... ..... ........ ... ......................... Date ... ................................ .................................................................... Date ....................... ..................................... ...... : ................. .................. Each warden sign or initial here: j,t!J -f j. I J /] I ............... ............ r. .... .................... ......... \ (Use additional sheet to avoid crowd ing)

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WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONA L ASSOCIATIO N OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 10 0 6 Fifth Avenue, New Y ork, N. Y. J /1'-r/YL/r N OTE: Outline work done, mil eage co v ered, areas patrolle d each day. List species o b served, giving estimate d numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nes ting f-i ..... f-i 0 z 0 t:l Date ... ............................................................ .... .... ...... ..... .... ......... Date ..................... ........... ..................................... ............ .................... Date ..................................................................... ............. ................. Each warden sign o r initia l here: .. ... i..'. .. .... (Use additional sheet to avoid crowd ing)

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CJ) tr: f-< z :1 WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES tf NOTE: Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrolJed each day. List species obs e r ve d giving esti mat e d numbers. St ate whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ; -)n-a4.. 1 lf, -.lc;wn-< p g i -____ -u Yu-J -vr2 s )U )t,vJr.-yu --fe?YLLJ J? (U.re add itio11al sheet to m 1 oid croil'lling}

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WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON 177 5 B roa dway, New Y o r k N Y O SANCTUAR Y SOCIETIES SANCTUAR Y (m Gonml Am) .. .. ... ...... ......... : ... ................... INCLUSIVE DATEs ... W.r::?.11 ...... ./
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.i u < \ \ NAtIONAL \) 1775 Broadway, New York, N Y. /) ,I SANCTU RY WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES SANCTUARY (or General Area).. ...... ........ Pt ....... ................................ STATE .... .................................................... .. INCLUSIVE DATES ....... 1 ...... ............ .... .... ./.,Z. .. :tf.:..:l.ct.. ......... N OTE: Outline wor don mileage covered areas patrolled each da y. List spedes observe d giving estimate d numbers. State whether roo s ting, feeding or nesting. rr 12 r ?//'-: ,.... lvr-(_ cY--0 z 0 Each warden sig n o r initial here: .. M. .... .... (Use additional sheet to avoid cr01wliag)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1 77 5 Broadw ay N e w York, N Y SANCTUjl,RY S ANCTUAR Y (or G e neral A r ea) .. ... .... ..... 2?,.!':::i:::.;.?.;:l.. ....... S TATE ............................... ................................. INCLUSIVE DATES .......................................................................................................... .. N OTE: Ourline work done, milea g e co vere d areas p a uoll e d e ach day. L ist spe cies observed giving estimate d numbers. Stat e whethe r roos ting feeding or nes ting. liaa f 1:1A-:dv /fh r t2 h 1 o!f cc,;-) J -t Ji:; u,4 -;k )1/.r ,)t_ ')/:u;, ,__L W--r 0 Each ward e n si g n or initia l h e re: .... 41.. ......... ...... .......... ( U s e addit i o n a l sheet to {f)J oit! cr m n liu g )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, N ew York, N. Y L 9 '-----.A, SANCTUARY (o< Genenl Am) IJ :Jll .. .. STATE. .. .. .. .. .. ..................... ... ..... IN CL USIVE DATE S ........ ..... ::),./ ... ...... :f...$'.. ...... l/f.. ... /-:. .... "? NOTE: Outline work-clone, mileag e covered,l-ireas pftroll e d each d ay. List spec ies observed, giving estimat e d numbe rs. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. u < p. (/) L -(/) ...... ...--0 f-< z ...... f-< d_ ;;ipzf r ?Vu. />t cl, ,;f: ...... p:; f-< 0 z 0 I I Each warden sign or initial bere: N.! ...... 1 ..... .... .. (Use arltlitional sheet to aJJoirl crowding)

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u < WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIA TION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 B roadway, New York, N. Y. rSANCT RY DEPARTMENT NOTE: Outline work done, mi l eage covered, eas patro ll ed each d ay. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Cl) Each warden sign or initial bae: ... ..... .t .... (Us e additional sbn t to avoid rrnwrlin,f{)

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u < ll.c WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. NOTE: Outline work d ne, mileage covered areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. f (yJj.,,. J1_wz_}>L Hu ...... p:: 0 z 0 Q Each warden sign or initial here: M.2 .. ......... (Ust' arlt!itional shl'et lo avoid rrmnling)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. NOTE : Outline work ne, mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species observed, giving estimated nurnbers State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. 17 I < ,f..1 ii' & ,( /_. ,;f ,(_ u p.. ,, o---l.tfi b : H f-4 z H ( U ft' adrlitionnl shee t to m 1oirl cro11, ,/ing) Each ivarden sign or initial h ere: ;JlLLI! ... f ... ... ........

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0 z 0 WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N Y. ANCTU RY DEPARTMENT NOTE: Outline w rk done, 1nileage covered, area s patrolled each d Li s t s pecie s obs e r ved, gi v ing e stimated numbers. State wh llier roosting, feeding or nesting. 0 Each warden sign or initial her e : )11, J. -e ;f /J /} ..... .... f ......... ...... .... (Us e additional she e t to m ;oid rrotJ- tlin g )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N Y. SAN VARY D EPARTMENT NOTE: Outline work do e mileage covered areas patrolled each day. List sp e cies observed, gi v in g est im ated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Each warden sign or initial bae: .... ..... L .... .......... (Uie arlrlitional Iheet to aJJoirl crmn l i11g )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. ANCTU RY DEPARTMENT NOTE : Outline work do mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List species obs erve d giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Each warden sign or initial here: ....... /d!.L .... (Uff' additional sheet Jo arnid crotl'lling)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadwy New Yod<, N. Y. RY D EPA RTMENT SANCTUAR Y (or Genml Am) .. ............ STATE ........ .... 0:'--INCLUSIVE DATES ..... ....................... / .............. "t.. ..... 7. ............. 5 N OTE: Outline work do mileage covered, areas patrolled each day. List s pecies observed, giv ing estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. _j /d:;; 4 Each warden sign or initia l here: .... M ............... (U.rt' addit i onal she e t to avoid c rou 1 d i ng)

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u < WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 177 5 B roadway, New Y o r k N. Y. SAN<;TUAR Y c:J----1.and::AJ, SANCTUAR Y (or General ................................... STATE ......... .. ...................................... .......................... .. INCLUSIVE DATES ... l.lz .................. /D:, .......... ...... ........ .. N OTE: Outli n e work d n e m il eage cov e red, areas p a tro ll e d eac h d ay. List spec ies o b serve d giving estimate d numbers. S ta t e w h ether r oo sting, feed i n g o r nesting. }2,u-/ 7 : r; W L 7/. I' uf t 'JV/,<./f!: %( 0 7 --J/u 7 L_u (/ Eac h warden sign or i niti a l b e re: _M ............... ( U.re arlditional she e t t o avoid rrmwl i ng}

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF A -UDUBON SOCIETIES NOTE: Outline work do mileage coveretl areas patroll e d each day. List species obs erve d, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. Each warden sign or initial here: __ l!/ ____ L _____ .... 0 .. (Ure arlditional sheet to avoid cro1Jl(1i11g)

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 177 5 B roa d way New Y o r k N Y. ,,.., j SANCTU Y D E P A R T MENT SANCTUAR Y (o' Gonml Am)........... STATE ..... Ld80. .. .................... INCLUSIVE DATES ....... ...... /: .................. ./.ft... N O TE: 06t lin e do n e m il eage covere d area s p atro ll e d eac h d ay Li s t s pecies obs erve d g i v ing esti m at e d numb ers. S t a te w h ether roos t i n g feed i n g or nes t ing. ..... p.:: )'U; t {3.;,,,t b07J 0 Q }t!fl6, 3-L :J, Eac h warde n sig n or i n i t ial b e r e : .......... .. 1: ... .. ( U s e addi tional sheet to avoid rrou 1 d i n g )

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WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM N IONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES / 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. / SANCTUARY SANCTUARY (o< Genml Axe) .. STATE. lN CL USIVE DA TES................. .......................... :!"!!.. ...... '..IF.... .. ....... fi7" 0 ':' NOTE: Outline wor done, milea ge cov e red, eas patrolled each day. List species observed giving estimated numbers. State whether roo s ting, feeding or nesting. f--4 0 g .... I (Us e additional sheet to avoid crmwling) Each warden sign or initial bere: .J&. 1r. ....

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y. SANCTUARY (or G eneral INCLUSIVE DATES .............. N OTE: Outline wo done, mj l eage covered, areas patrolled each day. List s pecies observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. ..... Each warden sign or initial here: .. ..... t ... ............. (Us e additional sheet to m 1 oid cro111 ding)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NA.TIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES N OTE: O utline ork d one, mileage cov e d ar s pa troll e d eac h d ay. List species observe d g i v in g estimate d numbers. St a t e w h ether r oo sting, feeding or n est i ng. ; t/n rd. 0 z Ci)_ Eac h 1mr d e n s ign or initia l here: .. t!< ......... (UJe addit iona l Jbeel l o avoi d crom ling)

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u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES 1775 Broadway, New York, N. Y A. L SANCTUARY SANCTUARY (oc Gonoc I Ac ...... INCLUSIVE DATES .............................. J !J.l..l ............ l NOTE: Outline rk don mileage covered, areas patro lled each day. List s pecies obser ve d giv in g est imat e d numbers. Stace w hether roosting, feeding or nesting. -v r-r-:z__ .ke/ i-.-. 1 y IF j{_c.-c--r.,,..._,_, 0 Each warden sign or initial h e re: ... M J ..... (U.rr addi tio11al shert t o m ; oid crmrdi11g )

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u < p,. WARDEN' S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIO NAL ASSOC IATIO N O F A U D UBON SOCIE TIES 1775 Broadway N e w York, N Y V ANCTUARY DEP TMEN1-4-,;:r-4 OTE: Outline work done mi l eage cover e d areas patro ll ed each da y. Li s t s p ecies observed giving estimac e d numbe rs. Stace w h eche r roo s ting, feeding or nes ting f-i ..... f-i 0 z 0 A E ac h ward e n s ig n or initia l h e re: {'. .... (Use additiona l s hl'el t o a.void crm 1 rli11g)

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i:l.l u < WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUDUBON SOCIETIES NOTE : Outline work done, mileage covered, areas patrol1ed each day. List species observed, givi n g estimated numbers. Stace w hether roosting, feeding or nesting. f-< 0 z 0 A / Eac h warden sig n or initial h e re: ... :1 .... (Use additio11n l shee t to m 1oid crmnling)

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! WARDEN'S WEEKLY REPORT FORM ( f N ATIO NAL ASSOCIA TIO N O F A U DUBON SOCIETIES 1 7 75 Broadway, New York, N Y. SANCTUARY DEPARTMENT N OTE : Outline work done mil eage covered ar e a s patrolled each day Li s t s p ecies observed i ving estimat e d numbe r s Stace whether roo s ting feeding or nesting. u < p.. V) V) ...... II: f-i z ...... f-i ...... P:: -?"a I f-i ( 0 z 0 Q Eac h warden sign or initial here: _, '/. .... ....... ..... ... ........ .......... . .. .. . .... .. ... ...... .. {Uie a rldition n l I hee l lo rwoid cromlin g )

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l : I WARDEN' S WEEKL y REPORT FORM u NATIONAL S O CIETIES Outline work don m i leage covered, area patrolled each day. List pecies observed, giving estimated numbers. State whether roosting, feeding or nesting. u.. .. P-l u < p.. Vl Vl H ::c: f-< z H P-l f-; H f-< 0 z 0 A Each n 1 arden sign or initial here: )IL ... L ... (UJe adrlit io11al Jheel to aJJ()id croivding)

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Houston, Texas, December 31, 1936. Mr. Robert P Allen, Natl. Assn. of Societies, 1775 Broadway, N e 1 York N Y Dear Bob: I am enclosing herewith copy of a statement on the Vingtune Isles which I prepared at the r equest of the Conservation Committee of the Garden Club of Some time ago, these ladies took u p as a major project of t heir Club, a move to establish a status for which would properl y reflect the value of this area ancl the attitude of the people of Texas towards it. I was asked to prepare this statement, I was glad to undertake the job, as I was anxious to present the merits of the case in such a way as to disturb no cooperative s pirit that m ight exist on t h e part of State officials and ulso to bring out the difficulties to be faced, so that t hese ladies might not be too disap pointed if their endeavors Lligh t not p rom ptly bring about the e ffective results t hey are accustomed t o obtaining in cases v1here political aspects are not involved I don't have to recite that sentence! ) I m going out of c ircula.tion for a few days, for a minor o peration (I hOJ Je) but thought I had better get this off to you s o tba t M r Baker can also look it over in case he should care to mention the matter in his talk here during J anuary. Best wishes for the N e w Year to you and all at Headq u urters TMH:H

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........ r.. John c 'Townes, 4300 1 ntrose Dlvd., ountou, rnexas enr rs. T ownes: Houston Texas, December 14 19 36 herew1 th is dra1"t of tho state ent 1ng Vin tune I les hioh r. Ollie suggested be p r p re and for rded to r. ill.lam J La son, xoc tive inc erely yours, SigneG: ..i > '3. -The tra cop of tho doc e t t 1 for y our file.

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) illiam J Lawson, Executive Secretary Hou ston, Texas. Decem b e r 14, 1 936. state Ee.rk., B oard of Texas, Aust i n T Dear Sir: The Garden Club o f Houston, which has many c onstructive achievements to its credi t has interested itself in securing a more d e f i n ite and permanent status for the V i n gtune I sles because o f thei r uniqu e scientific and historical character. In response to a communication f r o m Mrs J ohn c Townes, Chairman of the Club' s Conservation Committee, M r Ollie Smith, o f your office, met ith rs. Townes and Mrs s M l cAshan, of the Garden Club, and the wr iter, i n Houston to discuss the matter. M r S m i t h made several regarding p ossible meth ods of obtaining the d e s ired r esults, and a l s o s uggested that a complete s t atement o f the subject b e prepared and f orwarde d to you for con sideration and further action. s a member of the Outdoor ature Club1s Conservation C ommittee (which was instrumental i n securing the present co o perative arrangement betw een the Texa s Game Fish a nd Oyster Com m ission and the National ssociation of u dubo n Societies, by means of which special warde n protection of the Roseate poonbill colony during the nesting season is provide d), I have had the o p portunity o f visiting the Vingtune Isles o n several occasions, in company with d i stinguish e d scientists who came to Texas for that purp ose. Because of my familiarity w ith the subject, the Garden Club s Committee has asked m e to prepare t h i s s tatement, and I consider it a privileg e to cooperate with the m i n such a w o thy work. The Vingtune Islands comp:.:ise a trio o f smal l i s l e s lying i n Trin ity Bay about one mile off mith1s Point, as o n the attac h e d outline sketch traced from a U s Geodetic Survey map of the Galveston Ba r e gion. Their irreVIlar shape and the tidal movements make it difficult to estimate the size of these islands, but I would hazard the guess that the larg e s t is s o m e five to seven acres i n area, w ith the two smaller isles being one-half and one-fourth as larg e respectively. 1'hey are some what mor e tlan long stone' s throw apart, but during low tide i t is often po ssible to walk fPd m one island to the other, across the tidal 'lats. Q!Jd ... ... t22Enct iJ),.vm .. rj.,p..;zw i..filll.,, whic h the Spoonbills scoop up with a peculiar side1N i s e motion o f their o dd -shaped b ills.

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. 2 Mr. Lawson 121 4 -36 Historically, the area i s of interest as o n e of the principa l hiding p l aces of J ean La itte and h i s p irates, who are the authors of the name 11Vin gtune11 In the heyday of that famous freebooter, the islands were doubtless larger than they are n o w The bay s and inlets were just as shallow and tricky, however, and once a p irate vessel had sought refuge i n thos e famili a r waters pursuit was out of the questio n There are other p l aces that have been associated w ith the activities o f the colorful LaFitte, but n one which seem t o hold the a t m osphere and sti r the imagination a s does Vingtune. Texas historians tell of other stories and traditions connected with that area all o f which add to its significance. T h e most important feature of the Vingtune region is, of course, the colony of Roseate Spoonbills breeding there during the spring a n d summer months. The Spoonbill intrigues the fancy with its unusual adaptations and rich coloration, which is particularly effective a g inst our seacoast scenery and the intense b lue o f t h e Texas sky. aturally shy, this tropica l bird usually prefers the depths of the swamp for its nesting and the location o f a sizeable flock on an qpe n isle withi n s ight of grea t vessels pl ing the Houston Shi p Channel is a grea t curiosity. The unique v a l u e of this colony i s descri ed more fully in a Bulletin o f the Outdoor Nature Club which I am attaching hereto, and which a l s o contai n s a statement by Dr. T Gilbert Pearson, then President, now Presi dent Emeritus, o f the udubon ssociation, emphasizing this. In addi -tion to affording haven to one o f the two or t hree colonies of oseate Spoonbills found w ithin the borders of the United States, t h e Vingtune Isles have a spectacular p o pulation of othe r birds, such as the merican and nowy grets, once threatened with extinction because of the use of their plumes in feminine adornment s you kno w these birds are gre garious during the nesting season, and the birds that are gathered there at this particular time are, during the rest of the ear, s cattered a l ong the coast, s o that the destructio n of thi s colony, acciden t ally or othe r wise, would mean t h e loss o f moving lif e and color from thousands o f miles o f seacoast e njoyed by exans a n d our guests the year round. The specia l protectiv e arrangement now in effect, as referred to above, i merely the authorization by the Game Fish nd Oyster Commission of a special warden ( wh ose salary is pai d by the u dubon Societies) to be stationed on the ma inland overlooking the V i n gtune Isles. heoretical l t h i s warden i s empowered to protect the nestin g colon f1o m molestation. In h e ha...._is to eo 1._e :.r_gm ...Q..l.i-.2..r}:tei_y J{i1J};.!l8 of'. the bTrcIS; ita::ttre--S..m islan s te .. : .. ine \iVaraen"' can not preverrt--a:rstUroance of the birds b i people 'landing ostensibly for ether

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_ r Lawson 1 2-14 -36 p u r p o e s Because o f t h e e xtrem e l y shy nature of t h e Spoonbills, t h i s fact a l one endangers the exi tence of t h e c o l ony. Furthermore, bird s o f t h i s typ e broo d over t h e est urin g t h e h e a t of t h e day sheltering t h e p r a c t ically n aked y o u n g fro m the r a s o f t h e hot s un; wh e n d i s t urbed the y l e ave, and i f t h e n e stli n g s are exp osed too l o n g the are r oasted b t h e intense h e t T h ere are various o t her p r o blem s i n con nection with t h e preservati o n o f the Vingtune c olony that a r e com licated b y its p r esen t indef i n ite s t a tus. T hese islands are to a grea t e xten t simpl y s hell reef s n my last two o r three trips t h ere, i t seemed t o m e that o n e s i d e of t h e l a r g e s t i sle had b e e n redu ced i n s i z e b the r e mov a l 0 1 c o s i d e rable u a n t i t i e s of s hell a l 0 weake n ing the s o f ac s d e o f e isia d ana-maki n i t fur t h e r s u b ject to g r a d u a l w a s h i n g aw a y b the a c t i o n o f the t i d e t his shel l was remove (if i t a ctuall va s removed ) b b u s l n e s s concerns for commerci a l usag e orb s t a t e autl o rities o r others o r other pract ical uses, s uch a s t h e est b l i s hrne n t of o ste r b e d s etc I d o not kno w It i s a fact, h owe v e r tha t adeq u ate s u p plie s o f s hell exist i n numerous p l a c e s a long o u r c o ast, so that the eli m i a t ion o f t hese i s l e s a s a source of sup p l oul d w ork n o econom i c loss O n the othe r hand, a continuati o n o f shell remova l from the d i m i n ishi n g bulk of the isl a n d s w ill e v entua lly t h e c olon o f R o s e ate S poon bills and othe r curious b irds ust a effe6tively a s i f they bad been s l a ught e r e d b y definite intent If t h e Vingtune Isles nd the shallow w&ter i mmed i a t ely s u r rounding them were d esienated a s a permanent, i n violate sanctuarv under f i x e d p r o v ision s and r e g u lation s g o v e rning t h eir maintenance or that purpose a lone, such a c t ion would rem o v e thi smal l a r e a f r o m the numerous p olitical and c ommerci a l problems that are u n cvoidabl y connected w ith the administration of our vast coast a l resources. i s l a n d s h a v e n o o called piacti c 1 values tbfa t m not be ound els ewhere t o a g r e a ter e xtent, e xcepting the scient i f i c and a e s t h e t i c f eatures herein described whi h o.re o f such impo1'tanc e as t o f o cus upon t hem, nd the S t u t e entrusted v i t h t h e m t h e solic itous attention o f scienti t s and natu r e lovers thro out the country. Noth ing said here i s i n tende d t o inpl the slightest c r i tici sm o f a n off i cial o r individua l In fact, authorities h ave given care to the o f the s e rare b i rds b efore t h re wa s n demand f rom an unknovi n g public f o r such a c t ion. 'l'he attitude of' the Texas Game ish and s ter Comini ssion ha been wh o l l y cooper ative, as ar bs m, experience g o e s and som e o f the t 8 t e and F e d eral wa r d ens gone b eyond the r e quirements

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' .. ir. Lawson 4 -1 2 1 4 3 6 o f their official position i n working with scientif c and other croups interested in the Vlngtune rookery. In the absenc e o f fixed, positive measures for its safekeepi n g a possession of inestimable value has been saved for us b the foresight and effort of a fe11. Now that its worth is known there i s no justific a t ion !or leavlng such a treasure in its present casual state. rrhe char act er of chis place differs fro::1 that 01' the usual park or recreation ground in much the same vay that a museum of i'ine arts differs from a gymnasium or an athletic field. I do not 1{now vfl1ether there is in our p resent State and Federal set-up a provision, or combination o provisions, that will supply exactl whbt is needed i n the case of Vingtune. Development i n T exas froi.1 the days of abu11dant wild life to the present time has been so rapid that probabl there has been no anti i a tion of specia l situations such as the one under discussion. The present jointly-sponsored warden should, of course, be maintained at Vingtune until a fully adequate status is f ixed for the locality, and it ma'r be that the same sort of c lose cooperation betwe e n S tate autho r i t i e s and the National A ssociation o f A u dubo n So cietie[, wou l d enhan c e the effectiv eness of thi s new status, w hen secured. From your o wn knowledge and experience i n matters relating to parks and si i lar public properties, I believe ou would hav e a better idea of possible procedure under the circurnstances than anyone else we could contact for counsel and cooperation. 1v1embers of the Conservation Committee of the Garden Clu b are, ot' course, anxious to secure final action as soon as possible, but uish to give t heir support to a plan that will meet a l l the needs of the case, and one thHt will have the ap roval of all authorities concerned. In case legislati v e enactment is Jnecessar, I believe the Garden Club' s Committee is read to throw the weight of its influence behind the measure required. For confirmation of the data herein regarding the sles, and their i m ortance s scienti ic and civi c assets, I can refer to officials of the }ational Association of Audubon Societies, 1775 Broadway, lew York, and to fur Alston Clap, Sr., of nderson-Clayton & Company, Houston, T lxas, who is well 1mown nationally or his work in the fields o ornitholog y and conservation. This cause is one that the Garden Club of Houston has taken up i n the spirit of foresig...ht and civic interest that has characterized that group since its formation. I am g l a d to hand

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M r La rnon 5 -1 2 1 4 -36 this presentati on of the case to Mrs T owne s Chairman of the Conservati on Committee, for forwarding t o y ou Before closing, h o wever I want to express m own person a l appreciati on of the fine things the St8te Park Board of Texas has a ccomplished, and CT heart g ood wishes to y ou and your co -workers o Sincerely yours, ( S igned) J M He ser, Jr. JMH: H

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Ro ton, ex.a Dooe ber 14 1936. r 111 xeo ti e .,tate ar u tin, J La on, c,ecrotary, Board of Texas, Texas. Dear more bee a Ch 1 Garde Club o f Iou ton, hi .l. has any oon truoti e to itu ore 1t, ha 1nt rested itself in ecurin a ermane t s t ts or the Vingt\ue I le, 1 ue so en ifio and h i s torical oh r cter. In respon e to n o ic tion rr t the Club' onservat1on O of ice, et 1 t l o o n e s r n John T o e, r Ollie ith, lub, and the ritor, 1n ouston, to a de everal sug estinna regard n pos he d e re re ults, nd lso sug:ested of th aubjeot be >r p a d and o ar e on d further ction. hun, o f the a ter. eth d. of a o plete )U for oon-o utdoor Cl h s Oonservati n Com 1 tt a 1ntr ent l in eo 1 > the pre ent oo o era ivo arra e n t bot 10en the exas e, P sh d Oyotor C o mi s i on and the at o a l s oo ation of ud ubo n J oo et1ea, by mean.., of h i ch opecial arden r oteotio n of tie s ate o olony uring the s a on i provi de d) I have had opportunity f v1 oiting t h e V 1ngt\me Islea o n ve al oocas o in c npnn y 1th diotin shed c entist ho come o for th t pur oo Becu oe o f y fat ili rity with h ot, the c,u.rden Co ,ittee h a n asked ma to prepa e t11 tat et, and I oon -1t a rivile to coop te 1th them 1n a orthy w rk. Th e V n t n: I lands co '>rise trio or small isle inity B ny obout one rile off '1it tp oint, as eon cha outline trace fro a Geodetic .:>Urve alveto n Boy Their irrog l r sh pe and the ove nt a k e it ioult to etimato the i z of these slands, ut I ould llnz rd the gue s t h i t e largest is. sane f v o seve creu in aro th t o all r slos b.in one-half nd one-fourth no lur ,e, ro peotiv ly. Tl1e y re oo e-h t oro th n lonB on t hrow part, but d r ... ng lo tide it is often po iible to fr, one s nn o the other, aer o tid l fluta. u r o nd"ng sha lo s abo d in a 1 o an 1 m rh i c t e d poon b ll coop up th a pee l i r otl o or t heir 0 d -sha ed ills. H 1 to iooll o 1pa b ding p l oe 'ut or of th n a is of lntoro t a on e of t e L "it t o and h 1., plr t.e 1ho are e". In h day ot t at

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r Lawso 2 1 2-14 36 o s freebooter, the iuland w r d o btles lar er, thm h e y are n o hob y nd i nlets er u ta h a l low an tricky, ho1ev r, nnd onoo pir te vessel ha.d sought refue e int o.e far.1 11 r er... ur ui t n out of t h e question. he e ar ot1rpltoost1 h v b. n a a o i ted 1th t e activities of th col orful 1tte, but one .icb s o to hold to at osphere an stir the im gin 1tion as o s Vi gtu_ e Te a i es1 t, no Pre 1dent .eritu of the dubon s o o uti n, phnsizing thi I n a d -d ition to 'fording ha en to one of the t o or throe ooloni s of R o seate ..>poonbills foun 1th n the or. er of tho Unit d < 3 t at ea the Vin gtune I nlo hnve a spectac ltr popul tion of other lrds, s c h as the erioan and n n o y .. ret on o o thr atcned i t h ex-ti ot1on b cause of tho use of t h ir 1 es in f nine a ornment. yo kn t eue 1rd are g r o 1 us uri 6 tl e e ting seuoon, a d tho birds t at are gat ered t here ut t h 1 s parti mlar time are, during the rest of the year, a a red long the coast, s h t the de truct on of this colony, accidentn l l y or oth.r ise, wou l d ean tho loa of ovin life and color r o tho u a els of ilos of noonst enjoy by Tex and o g te to tho e r round. -ho peo 1 l oteotivo e a gcment no in f e o t us to bove, i a e rely the uthorizat1o by tho r:io, ish nd L on o a special ardon { hose snl r y 1 po. d b the ;ocietie ) to e st ationod on the n i 1 nd ove looking tl e I los. heoretionlly, t hi., ardon s em.po 1ored to protect t o ne t colony fr ol t atiun. I r ,uli ty, ... e ly i.iU thori ty ) e 1 o.s s to p r v t poopl root dolib ru oly ny of t e b I ; a tho s 11 l d nn t 1 ir ir.:11 a Jace t ater have no de i ite st t s as a sun tuar th axen ean o rev nt dietub noo or th birds y people landi1g o to ibl y o ther pu. o e eoau e of t e oxtr oly hy nrtture o ho !.ipoonbills, this fo.ct lone endan rs t e existenao of h.e colony. u thermore, birds of tl1i typo brood ove the e d urin the hoat f h o a y holtcrin t h e p ctic lly na1rnd youn g from the rnya of the hot sun; whon diat rb d, the l ave, ar d if th ne tling ar exposed too lou th y are roa ted by h e inte heat

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r La son 12-14-36. There are vario 0 other proble s in conn ctio 1th t o preoerv t1on of the Vin tune bird colony thu t nre oom.pl1oated by 1t resont n er ite tatu hese islu d re, to a gre t ext n t s int1>ly hell reef O n my la t two or three trip there, it eemed to l th t one 1de of tho lar eat 1 le h d been uced in ze by tho ovnl of con 1 erable q_uf' t1t1es of 1 ell, al o a k n ng tho structure of thnt side of tho 1 land nd making 1 t fur her subj eot to grndu 1 nshi 1g t y by t e action of the tide. hetier hi shell wa remo e (if it aotuall as r oved) by b neso concern for o ercial us.a. ,e, or by state authoritie0 or ot er or other pruotioal a s, such as the blish ent of oy er bed eto., do not It 1 a aot, ho vor, t adequ te up>li of sh 11 tin n brou place0 lon o r co t, o th t th el in tion of hen 1 le na a ao r of pply ould o l o lo s n the oth r h d, co tinua io of 1 r th d n b lk of the i lnnd ill eventu ro th colon 01 iOsoate ...,poonb1ll nd ot er ouriou 1 d effeotivel as if they hu beon l h t ered by def nit If the Vin tune I le and the v tors 1mn edit tely ere o ignited as a p r anent, i violate r fixed prov1oions and ulatio govorning or thrt p rpo o lone, such liCtion o l fr th n rou 1 tionl id c orcial s ho.t r oida ly con n o e with th a.dm1 n1 tration or o r vast ooa.tal resource The islu
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r Lnwon he ,1ub re, of po lble, bu 11 t lQ le 1 1 t: uth o r i t eoc.Hl lry, tho 101 ht .i: H 4 11;#-l you 0 1 -co-oon a.a 111 n 1 o f o .ton haa in orot1t thnt hu lad to d of th lot: i B o of the .1 h J y

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. ,-J ., Hou ston Texas, Decem b e r 11, 1 93 6 M r o R ichard H Poug h Natl. ssn. of u dub on S o cieties, 1 7 7 5 B road way, Nev1 Yor k Y Dea r jr. Pough: Further in reference t o the s everal matt e r s w e have discussed in correspondence: The Harris County Gane & :B,ish )rotective Assn. held a m e eting last nig ht,, a t which members of the Outdoor Nature Club who hav e t a}(e n an ef'pecial interes t in the formation of the H arris County \7ild Life Federatio n were guests. The spea ker of the evening was r Sharp e who is the editor o f "Texas lild Life", o f which I forvmrded you co-py V J i th m y last batch o f r.iaterial Contrary to expect at ions, 1 r 'harpe macle a very f avora ble impression u p on all ou.r group I am sure that no man with a shallow know l ede;e of, end interest in, wild life conservation c ould make as straightforward and con-vincing a talk as he gave las t evenine In addition to liking the m a n s general attitude, I f ormed t h e o pinion that he a l s o has the tact and political ability to get t hing s done. In discu s s i n g certain wor k that has t o be done in t o gane (some of which is restrictive i n character), he did not hesitate t o d ish out strong althoug h it was clev erly s veelte n e d in a w a y to p r event its being too u n palatabl e to som e of the gami e r tastes p resent. Mr. Sharpe referred frankly to the P rairie Chicken situati o n in asklng support for a legislat;i;vc measure giving the S t ate Game, F ish & Oyster more discretionary :powers to deal with such problems p rom ptly when they arise. I inf erred from his remarks t h a t he was one of t hose who made the P rairie Chfucken field s11rvey mentioneO. in a news:paper clipping sent yo u sone tine back, and he s tated positive l y that i f the Game Com mmi ssion h a d posse ssed such discretionary p owers at that t i m e a closed season on the 1ttwat e r Prairie Chicken would have been declared. The r e would b e some dangers, o f course, in the proposed legislation, but the force of the argument seems to be on the ttnye" side. Another piece o f legislation ad vocated was the universal hunting and fishin g license. There was some o pp ositi on to this on the f loor, and some of the a r g u ments advanced deserved careful consideration. Dut here, a gain, there s e emed more loeic ''for than "againsttt. I have an ide a udubon ssociation headquarte r s would be friendly to both of these proposed mea sure s but I would app reci a t e a line from you a s to the genera l r eaction there.

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r ough 2 1211-36 .. The Nature Club has a D u letin almost r eady for :publication, and lf it is considered lise we m ight make some declaration in faYor o f these propose d enactments. e also hope to include a friendl y comment on the new Texas 1ild L ife ma azine, and possibly some sort of s tatement a b out our connection with the T exas T i l d Life Federation and the organized Harris C ounty Federation. Entirely separate will be a n i tern. or two concerninc; matters in rega r d to which w e wish our p ositio n to be understoo d Our hand is extended, o:p en and cordial, but it r 1ust not lack an in d e pendent grip. s mentioned previously, the Garden Club o f Houston has undertaken as a special project the fixing of a more definite status for the Vingtune Iles. They hav e taken this matter up with the Texas P a r k B oard, in t h e hope of securing favorable act i o n The Doar d sent a s eci al representa-/tive to Houston t o confer with Gar d e n Clu b members, and I wa s invited to be present having participated in several of their activities on other occasions. This re:presentativ e pointed out nu:ne ous p roblems and difficultie s tha t rnuld hav e to b e consider e now and as soon as it is com p eted and t ped I ill send you copy; in the meanti e if ther e is any Bll g ;estion you have in nind, I would a.P reci te having i t It may b that this particular matter should have been put into a separate l e tter address e d t o my good friend, Bob Allen, with v1hom I h a v e discussed similar in the past. If so, will you p lease pass it around t o bim when you have noted everyt hing of interest to you. I hav8 not swamped you v ith these voluminous letters. It' you gro wear y remer.iber that you a:. e not alone s ome others are bearing the san e cross. In mentioning your n a me to friends, I did not k now how top onounce it. Does it r hyme vii th dough, enough, through, or c o u gh? W h e n I am in general agreement with a man I like to g i v e name at least respectabl e treatment. Greeting s of the season to you and others at Headquarters. JMH: H

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JESS L. SHOWERS, CHAIRMAN VERNON OFFICE OF GUS F. SCHREINER, KERRVILLE JACK O'BRIEN, SAN ANTONIO MRS. HAL C PECK, AMARILLO GAME. FISH AND OYSTER COMMISSION AUSTIN, TEXAS WM, J, TUCKER, BEAL JESTER, EXECUTIVE SEC'Y ASS' T EXECUTIVE SEC'Y AUSTIN AUSTIN September 22nd, 1956. Mr. Robert P. Allen Sanctua r y Director N ationa l Ass1n. of Audubon Societies 1775 Broadw a y New York, N. Y., Dea r Mr. Allen: CAESAR KLEBERG, KINGSVILLE C. G. PILLOT, HOUSTON This acknowledges your letter o f September 19th asking whether the provision of law which authorizes this dep artment to dispose of any marl gravel, shell or mudshell that may be fou nd in any o f the t i da l wate r s or on any of the islands of this State, would in any llay endan ger the future security of the Vingt1un Islan d group. I do not think there is any danger whatsoever of materials eing moved from the group of islands to which you refer, and cer t ainly this department would not be inclined to issue permits for t he remov a l of mat e rial,if such eiists, that would detrimental to any nesting colonie s of Spoonbills. WJT:j cker, ecutive Secretary.

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JESS L. SHOWERS, CHAIRMAN VERNON JACK O'BRIEN, SAN ANTONIO MRS. HAL C. PECK, AMARILLO OFFICE OF GAME, FISH AND OYSTER COMMISSION AUSTIN, TEXAS GUS F. SCHREINER, KERRVILLE CAESAR KLEBERG, KINGSVILLE C. G. PILLOT, HOUSTON WM. J. TUCKER, BEAL JESTER, EXECUTIVE SEC'Y AUSTIN Mr. Robert P Allen Sanctuary Director August 28, 1936 National Ass'n of Audubon Societies 1775 Broa dway New York, N. Y. Dear Mr. Allen: ASS' T EXECUTIVE SEC'Y AUSTIN This acknowledges your letter of August 15th, md I am glad to tell you that a Bill was passed by the Legislators -of many years ago prohibiting the sale of any ot the islands in the tidal waters of t his State, and :Pracing such islands under the jurisdiction of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, as such islands might be valued for bird, animal and fish life. W e are, therefore, glad to a dvise that what you contem plate has already been accomplished and we are glad to cooperate with you to t h e fullest extent in protecting all of t h e available birds of this State. WJT: j

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ADDRES S OHL Y THE COMM ISSIONER OF T H E GENER A L LAND OFFICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL LAND OFFICE WASHINGTON MAY 1 819]) I N R EPLY PLEASE REFER TO 1643106 "E" WSW '7 -------------------------------------------------Int"orm.ation. National Association of Audubon Societies, 1775 Broadway New York New York. Gentlemen: I have your letter dated 11ay 9 1936, written by Mr. Robert P Allen, Sanctuary Director, relative to t e status ot tbe V ingt' un (V1ngt1wie) islands in alveston Bay ah bers county, Texas There are no public lands in the State of Texas under he jurisdiction of this office subject to disposal under the public land laws or t e United States. The United States nev r owned public lands in Texas but the State retained the disposition of her public lands. Information relative to State owned lands in Texas may be obtained from the Commissioner, General Land Office at Austin. Perhaps the names of the record ovmers

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June 20, 1 9 i.r. William J ucker, Fish and G me Commission ustin Texas. Dear r Tu e .. er: T ank you for your letter of June 1 3 and for the adviee concerning instructions for our uarden on Vingt' Un Isl nd I ha ve ritten him as y u auggest. I am plad o now there are several colonies o f S poonbills in your State. Naturally we aro interocted in the welfare of this rare and interesting bird. I would like very much to ha v e on file in i ffice records of the locatioh of all kno1n nestin co lonies. W e would 7re tly appreci te learninr f rom you wher e such c o lonies a c located ot er than the two which I mentioned. Very truly ours, Robert P llen, R P A : J

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A A WOOO, fCHAIRMAN AU TIN OPFICE OF GUS F SCHREINE R IU;RRVILLE MURRELL L 'BUCK ER, DALLAS GAME, FISH AND OYSTER COMMISSION CAESAR KLEBERG, KINGSVILLE MRS. HAL C PEC A ARILLO WM. J TUCKER, EXECUTIVE SEC' Y A USTI N Mr. Robert P en, AUSTIN. T EXAS C G Pll..l..OT. HOlJSTON BEAL JEST E R. ASS' T EXECUTIVE Sl!C Y AUSTIN June 1 5th, 1954 National Association of Audubon S ocieties, 1775 Broadway, New York, N My dear r Allen: I thoroughly c oncur in your merilor ous desire to preserve the breeding colony of R oseatte Spponbills on Vingt'une Island, though I am not in accord with you in yow bel.ief tha t this is one of the two breeding co lonies of Roseatte Spp onbills of the United States. According to the us there are several such colonies o the Texas coast. r I c an find no author ty in the statutes of this State t h t wo1 d g ve to th s depart ent t h e power to prevent trespassing on is1and. However, there is a law of this State that prohibits the mo eating of the neats of any birds or nest g birds and I be l eve under th s law your warden would h a ve the authority to prohibit any landings on the island except in instances of distress, tha t would result in unduly d sturbi ng R oseatte Spoonb ills and t h a t would be detrimental to their nesting. I shall be glad for you to give him competent instructions 1n t is regard. JT:j m. J 'fucker Executive Secretary.

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Jun e ).2, 1934. r 1111 J Tucker, Gu.me, Fi s h & Corm:: ission, usti n Tex a s De r r 'l'ucker: You will rec 1 1 thnt t i s lss ociation has beo n p y i n g rden t o uiard the colony of birds on t e Vi n gt'une Islnds i n G lveston B y Our par t icular interest there i s the S p oonbills, s is o f tv;obreedinc colonies of this species in t h e United tes of which we h ve present kno ledc e r;ret many people have t aken to visit inc these isl n d s nd we are som ew h t co n cerned u out t e effect of constant disturbance of the birds, especi 11 thn Sp o onbil l s Our w rden, o f course, has no uthority t o :ffe v ent per s ons from l andint!.. on the i s l nds. C n you 1. u e ny sug estion rel tive to ho w we m i ght obtin s ch autho rity? Could we secure n Order frotho S t te to prevent tresp ss durin the breedine se son? e re nxious for peopl e to see these bird s ut t his c n e done from o t o.nd we ro also p l nnin to erect & s all o servution to er on one of the o a i n i s l nds. I w s sorr n o t t see whon i n Te xas l s t mon h C o r d i 11 o urs, obert P 1.lle n

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THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB O F H O USTON, TEXAS BULLETIN No. 1, Second Series SPOONBILL COLONY AN ORNITHOLOGICAL TREASURE When, on June 8 1930, an exploring party of the Outdoor Nature Club visite d Vingtune Island, in Galveston Bay, they beheld a wondrous sight. A cloud of birds soared aloft as the boat drew near shore, and among the m flashed the rose-tinted wings of a great flock of roseate spoonbills, outlined in indescribable b e au t y against the clear blue of the summer s k y The island was found to be the n esting ground of a hos t of birds, including Louisiana herons, great blue herons, black-crowned night herons, and snowy egrets, but most important was the teeming colony of roseate spoonbill s The spoonbill is a tropical bird of richly-colored plumage, a strong and graceful flyer, and marvelously adapted to the conditions under which it lives. Unfortunately, du e to its increasing rarity and the remoteness of its usual haunts, this remarkabl e bird is very difficult to observe. A C. Bent, noted ornithologist, describes the hardships endured in poling and pushing a boat mile after mile through t h e t orturous streams and swamps of Southern F'lorida, to reach a breeding colony of spoonbill s at the end of the day. Another colony visited, in Texas, was also in the depths of a swamn. Such conditions make extrem ely difficult the protection of the waning numbers of these birds. as i s brought out in the message from Dr. Pearson, President of the National Association of Audubon Societies, written especially for this bulletin. The Vingtune spoonbill rookery seems almost providentially p laced for scientific observation and protection. The Outdoor Nature Club's party landed dry-shod upon the island after a pleasant two hours' voyage from Seabrook. A month later another trip was made by automobil e, over roads generall y good to Smith's Point, and thence by rowboat over to the bird metropolis. The spoonbill nests were deserted, and dead birds lay in the bushes and on the gTound. But there were still many of them in the vicinity, feeding with countless other birds (various herons, gulls and t erns, willets, and both brown and white pelicans were noted) i n the shallow water and on the flats left exposed by the receding tide. Two smaller i slands within a stone's throw of Vingtune were overrun by young birds from nests that weighted the bushes. Conclusive evidence was found that the roseate spoonbills had also n ested on these two small isles, near the principal colony on Vingtune. The spoonbills range casually over a considerable area adjacent to their nesting grounds, and i f they are pro tected and permitted to breed undisturbed on these otherwise barren isles they will continue to add life and color to the entire surrounding region, attracting m o r e attention each year as their presence and intriguing attributes become generally known. Should these close-lying islands remain unprotected, they are certain to be visited by numerous parties of careless curiosity seekers, driving the shy old Vingtune I s land, with its wealth of bird-life in summer, is the ornithological gem of the Texas coast. Among the various graceful speci es that gather here to rear their young there i s found one of the few groups of roseate spoonbills seen within the borders of our country. In Florida, where the species once lived by hundreds of thousand s on l y a very few hundred are left, for the National Associati on of Audubon Societies has been fight ing a lo sing battle for mary years in its efforts to preserve this bird of brilliant plumage. There is one colony in Louisiana, and only one, so far as iR known. In Texas, there may be two or possibly three colonies, but the largest group is found on Vingtune Island, and this area should be preserved as an inviolate sanctuary for wild life for a 1 1 tl!YH' to come The educational and inspirational value 'of the wild life of this spot to the people of Texas and the Nation cannot be overestimated. T Gilbert Pearson. birds away from their nests and ex posing the young to the dangers of starvation and the :merciless rays of the sun, and eventually destroying t h e colony. There i s a lso the hazard of collectors raiding the islands for valuabl e specimens, and the prejudice of a small group who would exterminate all birds feeding at or near fishing grounds, regardless of proof that no econom i c harm is done by such birds. During the nesting season, all the marsh-and seabirds of a vast area ( Continued on fourth page) Spring, 1931 BUGLE B L OWS ASSEMBLY FOR TEXAS NATURE LOVE R S A survey of the National Associa t i on of Audubon Societies and the Associated Outdoor Clubs of America shows that they have affiliated groups in every section of the country, and in some states there i s hardly a large town without an active outdoor c lu b, whether it be called Audubon Society, Mountaineering-Club, or some other name indicatiT'.g the characte r of thP organization. The most successful clubs have been those with the broadest and best balanced programs, making provision for fun and good-fellowshin. stimulating recreation, pursuit of outdoor hobbi es, and scientific and civic endeavor. In many cases, groups in n eighboring cities have formed federations, conducting joint outings, publishing a periodical bulletin, and working together for their common objects. The practical value of these organizations has b ee n ampl y demonstrated. Collectivel y they have exerted a tremendous constructive influence in de t ermining policies governing National Parks, forests, wild life conservation, related matters. Individually, their worth as assets to their respective communities has increased each year. In recent years, cl u bs of this kind have sprung up in several Texas cities. M
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Page 2 THE O U TDOOR NATURE CLUB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS Spring, 1931 -The OUTDOOR NAT U RE CLUB of Hou ston, Texas Organize d, 1923 Affiliate d with Natio n a l A ssociation o f Audubo n S oc i eties Associate d Outdoor C l ub s o f Ameri ca Officers for 1931 R A. S e ll, Presid ent. A lston C l app, Sr., Vi ce-President. K en n eth H artley, Vi ce -Presi dent. J. M Reiser, Jr., Cor. Sec r e t a r y. E lsie Mae D e L a n e y, R ec Secretary. H.u l h Beasley, Tre a surer. R. L Padgett, Auditor. Tilli e S chmidt, Cu stodian. Mabel C assell, Parliamentarian. Boartl of Di rectors All offi ce r s and L. H. D aingerfie ld B u d A. R andolph, Rex D. Frazie r J. W Stiles, Dr. A. J. James, Jac k I. P u ll e n A n yone interested in the objects o f the C l ub m a y b e c o m e a m embe r u p on presentati o n o f signe d a p p li ca ti o n c ard, en d o r s ed by two m embe r s a nd acco mpani e d by m embership f e e for t h e c urrent calenda r y ear. ----Membership Fees An nual M ember A s soc i a t e Memb e r Life M embe r $2 .00 $5 .00 $50.00 C orre p o nd ence r egarding this bul letin may b e addre s s e d to J. M. H e i ser, Jr., 1 7 2 4 Kipling Street H o u s t on, T ex a s Regul a r meetings o f the C lub are h e ld in the Public L ibrary at 8 p m o n th e firs t and third Thursdays o f t h e m o n t h. The first m ee t ing is princ ipall y fo r bus ine ss, c ommittee r e po r t s di splay of s p ec imen s a nd photo graphs and informal d isc u s sion. An educational l ecture, e xhibi t io n of na ture f ilm s or so m e othe r formal f ea ture is u s u a lly planned for the second s 3 mi m onthly meeting. Arr a ngem ents for Club outings are announce d by the Outing Committee at t h e m eeting preceding the trip, and u sually in the n e w spapers. O n special oc ca s ion s n otices are maile d o u t bu t this provision can n o t always be m a d e These fi e ld trips a r e op e n to a ll m embe r s and to vi sitors who are w ill i n g t o follow the few simple rules obser v e d o n all outings s p o n sore d b y t h e Club Objec t s of t he C lub To make stronge r the bond of fri endly understanding t hat exi s t s a m o n g a ll l o v ers of Nature. T o study our l o c a l fl ora and fauna a nd work for the pre servatio n of all useful and in teresting form s T o co o p erate wi t h othe r s o c i Et ies t hrou ghout the Janel in the w ork o f conser vatio n and observatio n T o e n courage N ature study, tree p l anting, and appreciation a nd prote c t i o n o f wild life among childre n a n d adults To e nc ourage hiking and inte r es t in t h e outdoors a s a sourc e of health and i n spiration. The Club's annual Christmas bird c en s u s was take n on D e c ember 21, 1930, by L H. Daingerfield a nd J oe H e i ser, Jr., on an a ll-day trip from C edar Bluff a long the San Jacinto River, through thicket, ope n wood s mars h and fields. At du s k, a flock of more than 250 crows were ob served at their roosting place. To tals for the day: 1,011 b i r ds, of 43 s p e ci es The compl e t e list was publi s hed in Hous t on n e w spape r s a nd in Bird-Lore of J anuary-Februa r y 193 1. The o n ly o t h e r Texas list in t h e Audubon Societie s c e n s us was s ent fro m Fort Worth by four m embers of the I sely family. They listed 45 spe cie s-tw o more than s hewn on o u r ; ist. Good o bservers, ;sely s but we' r e out to beat the m n ext Chri stmas. The Outdoor Nature Club will have to hustle to li ve up to the compliment r e ce iv e d in t h e edi t or's introdu ction to Mrs B ess i e R e id's fine b ird s tory in the D e c ember numbe r of Nature Magazin e C overing Texas in a s in g le issu e was a difficult task ga.m e l y tackled by M ess r s W e s twood and Han nah and their f e llow w orke r s on Nature Magaz in e s staff The Club i s gla d t o have h a d the opportunity to c o op e rate with them. And our thanks are due Mrs R e id, Camera Pilot J ack I. pu.Jl e n, and oth e r members for their part in the r esult. Dur in g the four ye a r s ended with the n esting sea s on of 19 30, 2 0 38 birds w e r e bande d b y J W Stil es and proper r e cord forwarde d to the U. S. Biologi c a l Survey. Mr. Stil es h a s rec e i ved r eports o n s e v e r a l of hi s numbers, on e of the mo s t interesting b eing a Loui s i ana H eron bande d on Bird I s land, near G a:veston i n June, 1 9 29, and t ak: : m at Progre s s o Yuratan, in O c tober, 1930. T exas with a greate r variety of bird life than any oth e r state is still wi thout a c omple t e authoritative bo o k to which its c itizens and vi sitors may r efer for ornithological knowl edge M eanw hi l e, Dr. H C Ob erholzer's s p l e ndid manuscript, given to the State to meet th i s growing need, li es unavail a bl e, awaiting m e a sures for its printing and d istribution It is hoped that m eans wil l s oon be secu r e d for the publication of t hi s important sci entific w ork. The cost of printing this bu lletin has been contribute d by a friend of the Club inte r este d in its work. It i s dedicate d to our ass o ciates t h e Nature Club of Eas t T e xas, who s e tramping g r ound s c ente r about Beaumont and Port Arthur. From many m emorabl e experiences, we know them to b e whole h earted conservationists, l ov ers of nature, and good scouts Here's to t h em! The Art Committee urges e v e r y member of the camera brigade t o s ub mit at l e a s t one n e w picture of r e a l merit-several, if possible-to the Houston Mu seum of F i ne Arts fo r the annual exhibi t of amateur photography. This is a form of appreciatio n and co-operat ion that the Club has encourage d from the b eginning, and i s particularly e ager to continue. A f t e r the Mus eum' s exhibit comes our o w n nature photography display in the Public Library. So g e t into acti o n, camera shooters Many spec imens of unusual interest have bee n ob serve d, and in se v eral instances captured or photographe d b y Club m embe r s Among these w e r e : An a lbino harlequin, or c oral s n a k e (El a p s fulvius), which i s now pre served in the Smithsonian Institute at Washington; an albino h orn, o r hoop snake ( Farancia abacura), p inke y e d, with th e b l ue b l a c k and vivid r e d coloratio n of the normal s p eci m e n r eplac ed by waxy white and pink, but having the hard, sharp-tipped tail and otherwise apparentl y like the typic a l form; an a l b in o gopher trapped at its burrow; a m e lanistic opo s s u m, in a coat of almos t sabl e blue; a two h eade d Say's kingsnake small but very active; amphiumas and sire n s strange amphibian s whi c h, a ccording t o some recent scientific papers, are s uppo se d not to range a s far w es t a s Hou ston; a red haw tree full of fruit and at the same time in full bloom (November-probably result of long drought follow e d by heavy rains), and an orchard ori o l e ne s t containing four oriole and s ix cowbird eggs The ladies can economize bett e r with group finances than they can with their own, a ccording to so m e of the marrie d m e n of the Glub who n o t e the s uccess o f our fair Treasurer, and her equally fair prede c essor, at lm s banding the Club's inco m e It m ay seem remarkabl e that s o much can b e a c comoli s h e d with the limited fund s receiv e d from m embership fees, until s omeon e exp lains that practicall v a ll of the entertainment features at ou r semi-monthlv meetings are contribut i on s of members or friends, and all the expe nses of hikes and outings are b orne by thos e participating. Thi s l eaves the regular receipts of the C lu b for actual educational and conserva tion work in which all m embe r s, whethe r a ctive or not, are inte r es t ed. Still w e haven't been able to m a k e a start on that Endowment Fund, the b e n efits of which have been di sc ussed so many times. Maybe we can stage a gold rush or a pearld iving contes t. That' s an idea for the Outing Com mittee.

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.. Spring, 19 3 1 THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB OF HOUSTON, TEXAS Page 3 THE "BIG TREES" OF TEXAS Newspapers throughout the state have r ecentl y published a message from that grand old warrior of the Texas Fore s try Ass o c iation, W. Good ri c h Jones of Waco, that should ap p ea l to ev ry Texan worthy of tne n ame. The great long l eaf pine forests of Eas t Texas have aJmost disappea 1 eu Only a few hundred acres are left, mostly in Newton and nei!2"hbor i n counties Here are the l a s t surviving s p ecimens of those magnificent tree.;;, the grandeur of which is a sight to b e c h eris h e d not on l y in memory and i n musty bo o k s but in a fitting sampk! o f the original forest, forever pre s erve d in its primeval state. Aware of the need and opportunity, the Fortieth Legislature of Texas ap propriated $25,000 for the purchase o f such a tract. But there is an im portant provis o This sum mus t be m atche d by a public donation of the same amount within a specified time. That time is almost up now. The publi c contribution has not been se cure d, the appropriation is in danger of beinglost, and the last stands o f T exas longleaf pines-some of them 20{) to 300 y ears old, and towering seomingly to the sky' s blue dom e-are fallrng rapidly. With them are dis appea1ing also the clear, spring-fed streams, the varied de c iduom; giowcn.; and wild f lowers that f lourish along tnem, and the myriad wIJd creacures that abound in s u ch a natural wonderland. Agains t the relentless swing of axe and saw, the swift passage of t m e and the slow awakemng of public re s ponse are pitted the vision and genero sity of a few Texans of means who can make this spl end id park an everlasting memonal to lheir name s. Through the practical patr.otism of its citize ns, G a i iJ.ornia has preserve d vas t groves of redwoods and sequoias, its fame d "big trees. Surely Texas can and will save for postenty at least o n e worthy sampl e of those great longleaf prne forests that have e n u c n e d many of its citizens. I f y ou can help, write at once to W. Goo d r i c h Jones Box 15 8 5 Waco Tex a s He will gladly infor: m ation in regard to the proposed longl eaf pine park, its plan, and what 1t means to t h e people of Texas. We n e ed parks, state and county, for the recreation of our people anu to attract visitors here from state s. Texas has natural sce nery whos e charm compares favorably with that of Colorado, California and Wy oming It is potentially a great asset, conomically as well as otherwise.Inaugural address of Gov R. S. Sterling. LEGIONS OF NATURE MAKE LAST STAND A T SAN JAC INTO Every expedition of the Outdoor Nature Club into the woods of Harris and adjoining counties confirms the opinion that by far the greatest abundance and variety of wild life and in comparably the most picturesque and primeval scenery remaining within fairly easy reach of Houston are to be found in the San Jacinto River bot toms. Scientific and f!ivic authorities, exploring the luxuriant swamps and wooded, sandy ridges with Club mem bers, have con curred in this v iewpoint. Hence, it seems particularly unfortunate that no progress has been made in the pfan to establish a great riverside park in those economically use les s overflow lands Even the Club's etrorts to secure a small, s e lected tract (of little possible value except for the uses we have i n mind) as a preserve for scientific, historical and aesthetic purposes have so far been unsuccessful. Forest land, though left undeve l oped, does not remain in its natural state unless protected from changmg infmences. Trees are felled, the rarer and [ITlore interesting birds and small wild animals are driven away by in discriminate shooting, ornamental veg etation and wild flowers are carried away or destroyed by thoughtless pic nickers, lakes and streams are pol luted, dynamited or sern ed, fi1es kill young growth and burn the rich humus that covers the forest floor, and scattered trash and wreckage complete the "civilizmg process. l hu s luxuriance, vanety and natural beauty are replaced by poverty, monotony and comparative ugliness. Gone are the sources of rare pleasure and inspiration, the opportumties for scientific o.bs.er".ation and experiment, the pos s1b1l!t1es for eco nomic study that existed in the original estate. The change from excess to scarcity of wilderness in the last few years has been so rapid that, despite increasing interest in conservation, there has been insufficient understanding o:i the need for preserving virgin areas of ev ery type for the many present and i;i.otential values in them. Sportsmen, first to feel the pinch of niodern con?itions in the dearth of game, have m sured perpetuation of their sport by acqun:mg large hunting and fishing reserves m the best territory available. There are many such clubs in the vi cinity of Houston. But other classes of people having special interest in nature and natural conditions, (including artists, teachers, scientists, eco nomists; writers, and many others), be cause of lack of foresight and organized effort have nothing left except the formal parks of the city and tne shorn and shatter ed woods beyond. By reason of their inaccessibility, the broken areas within the b ends of the San Jac into have remained as storehouses of nature and treasuries of primeval beauty, while all other terntory within the same radius of town has been reduced to the familiar "standardized" condition already de scribed. But recent developments have removed the barriers that for merly safeguarded the San J'acinto s unique wildness. Every day that these areas are left open and unguarded r e duces t heir native charm and damages the only value they possess. Whether any of them are to be save d before gradua l change r e nders the m worthl ess is a matter for the co ns1de rat1on o:t: all the people of Houston, though special responsibility rests upon thos e familiar with every aspect of the sit uation through personal knowledge and experience. DALLAS MEMORIAL Dedication of a b ird san ctuary comprising 200 a cres of water and woodland at Bachman's Lake, eight miles north of here was h e ld Satur day in h onor of the late John W Stay ton, under auspices of his friends and the Camp Fire G irls of Dallas, whose lodge is situated on the s ite. Several prominent persons made addresses. Mr. Stayton, at the time of hi s death in 1927, had been editor of Holland' s Magazine for nine years and had previously served in a like ca pacity and period as editor of the Corpus Christi Caller. His major contribution, besides his writing, was hi s co nstant and effective effort in behalf of the protection of the wild life of the state. He was a native Texan, having been born in Victoria and reared in San Antonio.A. P. ite m in Houston Post-Dispatch, April 27, 1 930. The University of Vermont is es tablishing a 92 -acre bird and game sanctuary on the southeast border of Burlington, as a result of a Nature move sponsored by a group of outdoor lovers who saw a beautiful section covered with primeval timber about to pass into the hands of lumbermen. The refuge wiU be used as a n outdoor laboratory for co llege stud ents and others interested in forestry, zoology, botany and kindred sci e n ces, and is in charge of Professor H. F Perkins. The tract is heavily wooded with pine and hemlock, and i s said to harbor much bird and animal life.-Nature Magazine, July, 19 30.

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\ Page 4 THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB OF HOUST O N, TEXAS Spring, 1931 SPOONBILL COLONY AN ORNITHOLOGICAL T REASURE ( C o ntinu e d fr o m fir s t p age) a r e gathe r e d in a few co n centrate d c o l o ni es This con ce n t r a ti o n i s the great d a nger for in a few h ours a s ingl e h u man b e in g co ul d kill thou sands of b i r d s whic h at oth e r sea o n s a r e s catt ered a l o n g t h e e n tire coast a n d over the count r y side Ther e i s littl e lik el ih ood of this nat ura l bird haven be in g purc h ased and protected b y the F e d e r a l Gove r n m en t a s t h e r ec ent A c t a u t hori z in g the pur c h ase of t e r ritory for preserves was int e nd e d to provid e f e e din g and r e s t in g place s for migrato r y fo wl r athe r t h a n bree din g g r o unds for speci e s more o r l e s s l ocal in di stribut i o n. A t the farm c:ommL1nity o f Smith s Point t h e ba y s hore i s a high b luff c omma n d ing a c l ear v i e w of t hat w h o l e secti o n of t h e bay in whic h t hese v a lu a bl e b ird col o n ies are s i t uated A co m p e tent w a r d e n po sted a t thjs vantage p oint, a n d p r ovide d w i t h a s m a ll motorb oat o r outboard m o t or, cou l d g ive ade qu a t e prote c ti o n to t h e V in g iune s poo n bills and a ll t h eir inter e s t in g n e i g h bo r s The cos t of s u c h protec tion w o u l d be in finites im a l in com pari s o n with the v a lue of the unique asset to b e pre s erve d The p r eservati o n o f the Vingtune ro e a t e spoo nbill r ooke r y i s, for m a n y reaso n a matt e r of con c ern t o t h e pe o p l e of t h e w h o l e Uni ted States. In r ecogni t i o n of this fact, t h e Nati o n a l Ass o ciation of Audubo n So c ieti es m a y b e w illin g to tak e ove r the task of g uardin g t h e Vingtu n e g r o up of i s l a nd s a was d o n e in th c a s e of G r ee n I sland, o n t h e l o w e r Texas coast If s u c h a n a r r a ngem ent co uld be made it w o uld b e ideal in s u ring both the protecti o n o f t h es e bird co l o ni e s and the fullest uti li z a t i o n of the i r e du ca t ional and sci e n t i f i c adv a n t ages. Interested p eo pl e e verywh e r e a r e urg in g t hat pro vi s i o n b e m a d e for p .rompt, ad e q uate and perman e n t safeguarding of t h e poo nbill n e s ting i s les. R e ganlles of the atti t u de of outs iders h o w ever, fin a l a cco untability falls upon t h e peopl e of Texas for i t i s w i t hin our b orde r s tha t these rare b irds have t a k e n up their abode a n d t i t l e to the i s l a nds the m e lves i s vest e d in t h e State of Texas. P ARKS ANO SANCTUARIES Perhaps o n e of the m o s t accurat e and s i g nifi cant indi ca ti o n s of t h e Sou th' growing comme rcial wealth i s t h e incr e a sing regul arity w i t h w hi c h m e n g i ve to t heir c i t ies a n d t h eir s t a t e s g r a t t ract s of l a n d for park s Thus l h e g i f t of o n e hu ndre d a nd seventy s i x a c res of high-pric e d l a n d to t h e s o u t h ern city o f D allas iecently; d o nate d b y E J. Kiest, a n e w paper pub lis her of t h a t metropoli s a s a m emorial to hi s wife. Thus co un t less other s i milar gifts t o c iti e s a ll ove r t h e t er ritory o f Di x i e-royal and gen e r o u s BUGLE BL O WS ASSEMBLY FOR TEXAS NA TU R E LOVE R S (Co ntinu e d from fir s t pag e ) of those already e s t a bli s h e d e lsewhe r e, s h o ul d be s t arte d in eve r y c itv m T exas wh e r e n o n e exi s t at present. Meanwhi te, the fo undati o n for a S tate fed e rati o n of s u c'.1 c lu b s may b e buil t up o y s ecti o n a l confer e n c e s and ex c hanges of corres po n d e n ce until e n o u g h p rog< ess has b ee n m a d e to w arra n t a g'"n eral m eetmg S o m e prelimmary wo r k o n this p lan has b e e n d o n e Let u s hope o u r n ex t bulletin may rep o r t a s u o stan tial advance t o ward s the goal. g r a nts. T o few m e n a nd w o m e n i s give n the w ealth w i t h w h i c h t o make s u c h g .f s a n d t o f e w e r i s a ll otted the vi s i o n whi c h in cites the m. A nd a s t h es e city parks inc rease, and brin g more and more p l e a sure to h um a ni t y the r e i s inc r ea sing s t ill an oth e r s ort of p ark. Ju t s u ch a o n e was the g i f t of a o r t h Carolinian, who s o m e m o n t h ago presen t e d t o his state s ev e ral t h o u s a nd acr es o f pro p e rty, to b e h e l d in p erpe t uity a s a wat ra nd wild-fowl sanc t uary. It b ec o m es on e of the largest of such tract s on t h e A tl antic coast. T h e South n ee d s more of s u c h m e m orials, part i c ul arly of the latt e r cal i ber. 'l' h e co untless acres Jymg along o u r c o a s t s a n d in ou r h i ll s, re mote and 1mpo s i b l e t o agric u1rnr e ofte r oppo r t unities too g r eat t o b e computect for the p reservat io n of our wild gam e And their cos t s a r e n o t t h e fo u r -figure d a c r e va lu es of c. t y land. Mo s t o f t h e m ca n b e purc hased or a twentieth o f the urban pric e s o f today J. l 1ey t a k e u p w h e r e the m etropo l i tan park s leav e off. The city tra c t s b r ing t o childre n safe and p leasant p laces i n whic h t o play, but they can not bring t o t h e m t h e c hi e f j oy and a sset o f the g reat ou t -of-doors w hi c h i s t h e abounding wild life of fie l d a nd strea'.!11. Th e city nark i s a b e nefit, and a m os t lauda bl o n e to t h e c ity; t h e wildl if e r efuge i s an asset t o the entire Natio n. The prob l e m a s w e have s a id befor e a nd as we i nten d t o k ee p o n s a y in g b e l o ngs d istmctl y t o t h e S o u t h. Here t h e creatures of the wild com e fo r warmt h and p leasan ce ; a nd it i s here during tha t season, tha t they mu s t prot ected b y j u s t u c h g e nerou s ] n r o v id e d san c u t u aries i f w e would pre serv e to our c hildren tha t h appiness in N ature w h ic h i s t h e birthright of childhood. These g ifts, pla inl y, can b e m a d e a n d s h o uld b e made. Th ey are, be it said in all j usti ce, b e in g made In sev e r a l S outhern tates, d efinite pro gram s are unde r way, looking t o the conserv atio n o f our w ild things But as yet, w e have a v a il e d ourselves o f n o m o r e tha n an i o t a o f the boundless p o t e ntialities tha t l i e r ea d y to hand. -Holland's Magazine D ecember, 1930. NATIONA L PARK POLIC Y A po sitive unvarying policy in the administratio n o f our National Parks i s an essential safeguard. Two of the m a j o r f e atures of this policy might b e expressed in the s l ogan: No ad dition s b e l o w s t andard-No eliminations or exchanges i n territory d e signated a s National Parks." An y d ev i a ti o n from t hi s p o li cy es tabli s hes d a n g e r o u s prece d ent and lays the Nati onal Park syst e m o p e n t o t h e a ttack of unfri e n d l y inter e sts s kill e d in the use of m anipulati on, subterfuge a nd mi l eading propaganda. ELBOW ROO M AND INSPIHATION The Ho u ston P ark B oard h a s vo i ced the s e n t i m ent o f the community in d e clarin g tha t t erritor y adjacen t t o our ba yo u banks s hould b e h eld b y t h e C ity and i t s n atural b eauty preserved. This will leave room for occa sional ove r flo w s without d amage and wdl m aintain the typical charact e r of our lo ca l sce n e r y, most o f whi c h i s co n centra t e d a l ong the bayou s CLEVELAND PARK The e r ec ti o n of an athle ti c stadium in the picturesqu e v alley surro u nding the lake in Cl e v eland Park w o ul d w e f ee l be a serio u s mi stake Th / s i s o n e of the fines t natural l a ndscape s in H arris County. An a t hl e ti c ta dium pro b a bl y i s need e d in the West End section of the c i t y, but t o put t h e structure in C leveland P ark and d e velop a land s ca p e d park o f e qual mer i t e lsewhe r e w o uld c o s t twice as mu c h a s buil ding the s t adium in a s uitabl e l ocation n earby and l eaving the pre s park un s p o il e d. W e h a v e p l enty of v a cant s pace, but few real b e a u t y spo t s L e t u s pro fi t fro m past exp e ri e n ce, b oth in the alter atio n o f parks and the lo catwn of public buildings. B efo r e c l osing, w e w ant t o pay t r ib ute t o t h e G arde n Clubs o f H o uston for their s pl en did w ork, and to t h e Ho u s t o n Mu s e um and S c i e n t i f i c S o c i e t y, whi c h h a s m a d e d efinite progr ess t owards its aim o f a great mu seum o f natura l s c i e n ces h e r e Hav in g t o s om e ex t ent unburde n e d our minds o f a cc umul a t e d p r o bl e m in this bull etin, w e may b e a bl e in the next o n e to talk a b o u t so m e o f the goo d things ? e in g clo n e b y our contempo raries m Houston T e xas, t h e U. S A A wh o l e book co uld w e ll b e d e v o t e d to the c omme nd a bl e d ee d s and d e ign s o f the T e xas Fis h and Game Com missi o n a nd the S t a t e P ark B o a r d. Th e r e a r e so m e p ending m a tter s too b oth l oca l and natio n a l that diffe r e n ces o f o pini o n, giving u a c h a n c e to sit judic i ally on the f e n ce or to hop off on eithe r s ide and wi eld our shilalah. B e patient, frie nds!


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