National Geographic : 1927 May
'i The Pretty Songbirds bring happiness to your garden e Birds abide where they feel protection and know they can obtain food and drink without danger of being molested. Under such conditions they raise family after fam ily, singing and working the whole day long, ridding the garden and trees of the injurious moths, weevils, worms, ants and mites that destroy your beau tiful trees, shrubs and flowers. In variably a Dodson house placed as di rected will get these beautiful birds. The sweet-singing wren, bluebirds and flickers take naturally to Dodson's scientifically made houses. The beautiful cardinals, thrushes and dozens of other songbirds will seek your garden if the kind of shelter and food they like is provided. On ee you know the joy of bird friendship,you will regret the years of pleasure missed. WHY DODSON HOUSES WIN THE BIRDS Formore than 40 years Mr. Dodson has experimented and studied every little detail, which, although seemingly in significant, is vital to the approval of each fastidious species of songster. BLUEBIRD HOUSE ^ The happiest and most beloved songsters. Our scientific houses satisfy these most exacting birds. Made of oak, fin ished in green. Size, 21 inches high by 16 inches in diameter with 18-foot easy rais ing pole. Price, $14.00. BIRD BATH This graceful is an ornament Sfor any garden. The birds bathe S without fear Sof cats. With 32-inch stand, Art Stoneware Garden Furniture Catalog on request. Dodson's Scientific Wren House as shown at right. The Silver-throat edWren is one of our sweetest singers. A four compartment house satisfies their habit of changing nests for each of their three broods. Beautiful design, made of oak, finished in green, with cypress shingles, copper coping, comes complete with rust-proof snap on hanger. Size, 28 in. high by 18 in. in diame ter. Price, $7.00. AUTOMATIC FEEDING SHELTER Stocked with a few simple foods (as described in free book), lures song sters from the whole neighborhood. Automatically revolves like a weath ervane to protect birds from storms. Everlasting redwood, finished in green. Size. 24x22x12 inches, in cluding 8-foot pole, $8.50; with copper roof, $11.00 . Order directfrom t Ask about Designed Hous Dodson's Guaranteed JOSEPH I Sparrow J Tra p . 385 Harrison ! QUEEN ANNE MARTIN HOUSE OF 48 ROOMS This beautiful house, with its specially ventilated garrets, porches and other patented de tails, has proven a sure lure for these most useful and fascinat ing birds. A large house, size 36x26x37 inches, copper roof, including 22-foot easy raising and lowering pole,only $60.00. Others as low as $18.00 . FLICKER HOUSE Lures th Flickers. They keep your trees destroying moths, ants and other tree pests. 26% in. high $7.00 . S- is This fascinating book, " Your Bird Friends and How to Win Them," sent to any one who loves our beautiful songbirds. Full of things you should know. Based on a lifetime of close bird-life study. nis ad. DODSON Scientifically es can only be bought from I. DODSON, Inc. Street, Kankakee, Ill. MASTE PIECES c(e4nowledgeL Superiority There are many statues of athletes, but only one Discus Thrower. So, too, the HERRICK, masterpiece of food - preserving equipment, stands unsurpassed among refriger ators. Note its beautiful, massive oak framework. Sturdy walls lined with thick opal glass, odorless spruce or heavy white enamel. Dry air circu lation that preserves foods and pre vents mixed odors. Mineral wool in sulation that cuts ice bills. Easily cleaned parts. Outside icing. Water cooler. All proclaim HERRICK'S acknowledged superiority. For ICE or ELECTRIC REFRIGERATION The HERRICK makes any refrigerat ing machine more efficient, yet lowers the cost of a complete unit. Write for FREE booklet, "Refrigerator Econ omy," and name of your HERRICK dealer. HERRICK REFRIGERATOR CO. 205 River Street Waterloo. Iowa Food keeps BEST in the HERRICK THE ARISTOCRAT OF REFRIGERATORS "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you,"