. A conspicuous national service. Birds -- Conservation. one of the faithful birds who do not begin spending their winters in Florida at the first touch of frost. They are tremendously industrious, one painstaking naturalist finding that four of them had eaten 105 female cankerworm moths in a few minutes." Me examined these moths with tweezers and microscope, and discovered that each con- tained an average of 185 eggs. A total of nearly 20,000 cankerworm moth eggs de- stroyed bv four birds in less time than it takes to walk down your garden path ! And what is true of the chickadee is true

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. A conspicuous national service. Birds -- Conservation. one of the faithful birds who do not begin spending their winters in Florida at the first touch of frost. They are tremendously industrious, one painstaking naturalist finding that four of them had eaten 105 female cankerworm moths in a few minutes." Me examined these moths with tweezers and microscope, and discovered that each con- tained an average of 185 eggs. A total of nearly 20,000 cankerworm moth eggs de- stroyed bv four birds in less time than it takes to walk down your garden path ! And what is true of the chickadee is true in varying degrees of the hundreds of bird species that call for human sympathy and protection. It is for this reason that in many states in the Union, strict laws to protect insect-eating birds have been enacted by the legis- latures; and it is beginning to be seen that great edu- cational campaigns like that of The People's Home Journal are needed to awaken popular thought to conserve the wild bird life of America in the interests of economic food production. Few persons realize how much insect food is daily consumed by birds. In the work of the BioWical Survev at Washington, the stomachs of many birds have been found to be so packed with insects that the pile when released was much larger than the size of the bird's stomach.. 11. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931, printer. New York : People's Home Journal

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