Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 5 Folder 11

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Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 5 Folder 11

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Title:
Audubon Florida Records, 1900-1970, Box 5 Folder 11 Makara, Steve - Correspondence, Vingt-un Islands, 1955
Creator:
Audubon Florida
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Florida
Publisher:
University of South Florida
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Box 5 Folder 11

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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
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
032958557 ( ALEPH )
890709008 ( OCLC )
A47-00144 ( USF DOI )
a47.144 ( USF Handle )

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Mr. Steve Makara Vingt un 1illhing Camp Star Rout Anahuac, Ta:a1 Illa r Stavet Ma7 12, 195.S I am very much d1Jtturb e d 'by what you report as to th, caus e of the 1 e em1ng abandonment of th$ ielanda thia year by the birU. We &hall hope that no publicity will originate locally, and certainly not t' rom you or any of ours tart, / which would be embarr.aing to the Gir1 Scouts or the Camp Fire Oirla. We are v taking the matt r up with their ...J.oe'8l headquarters to handle in their best discretion. Word h come today that the new motor 11 already on itl way to you I do not under1tand why the Penn-Ian boat hat not lon inc arrived. It it 1 e till not there, please let me know at once Now, Uthe bird hav abandoned the ieland tor thie season there wi11 ot cour e be no point in your remaining t here. Let me think b his over the weekend and write ou 8 ({81n a rJ.: nut._weak. of couree, T xy much phter to keep you occupied as a warden on the Texa1 ooaat it teaaible, rather than have y ou return to New York this 1 on. I am confidant that y u are doing a qood job in your oontaota with th local people. Incidentally, I do not tin latter -f.r:Qm...Hra. 'Ril'1J,: 1fith xegrd to the la.nding or the children on the i.eland. I hav e talked on the phone with Mr .nocJgen, t he-Ohte:t Execut i v e ot th Texaa Fiah, Game and Oyster Commission in Austin, and :->und that he had .heard nothing or acy damage at tho 181.ande and aw nothing ot aey issuance by his Commission o! aQY pennit to land on these islands. h e aaid he would check and l e t me know, and a greed with me that no state age ncy should authorise the issuance or any permita as long as full uthority baa been delegated by hie OommiHion to our Society to protect the bird nesting on the islands in the nesting season. to gat tactual information always as compl ete and detailed aa poas1bla. I know y ou a re relying very largely on what Mrs. R11eys eisterin-law reported. hat is her name and a ddresa? Did she make a note of. the number a n d name of the Coa1 t Guard boat? Did aha note whether thi:. was tnore than one representative of the Coast uard aboard the boat? V1cl lruoh representative or r epresentatives aeeiet the Scout leaders in landin and getting back on the boat. 1>id they, the1nselv e e_, walk all over the iel:lnd? Who took the mueeum men out? How do yuu know that it was after t h e c hildren had landed, and not before? What did these m en do when they were on the ialand? Did they collect apecimene and photo raph? I f so, by w ho were the and photographe to be used? Presumably VhoeTer took th out there learned many

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.. 2 Mr. Steve Makara May 12 19SS of these anawera In a recent letter, I suggested that you check on the rookery on the south side of the Intra-coastal Channel where it cuts Deer Isl nd, a few mi.lea veat of the causeway from the mainland to Galveston I uggested th t you get in touch w1 th Mr. w H.Rehm in Galveston, who ii serving ae a seasonal veekend warden at Bird Island 1n San Lui Paaa,and that you arrange with him to visit that sane. tuary, where he has reported lfOleate epoonb1lls1 which mai be some that were pr viously at Vingt 'un. Keep ma posted t:rrequently with regard to thiS emergency situation .Uon t wait until the end or the week to eend in your reports JHB/m Sincerely, John H Baker President

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