National Geographic : 1926 May
Songbirds and how to win them Many now know the joy of having these sweet little wild birdies sit on their hands, pick tidbits from their fingers and fly around in perfect confidence of protection for themselves and their offspring. It is surprising how susceptible they are to acts of love. Rightly designed houses and some specially prepared foods will quickly gain the friendship of these interesting little workers that rid your cherished trees, shrubs, flow ers and premises of injurious moths, beetles, mites, mosquitoes and other insect pests. WHY DODSON HOUSESWINTHE BIRDS Mr. Dodson has for many years de voted his entire time to lecturing vis iting beautiful estates in the study of wild birds all over America. Many seemingly insignificant details have been discovered him that are vital in the luring of songbirds to man made houses. Mr. Dodson is always willing to talk be fore clubs orasso ciationsinterested in creating bird sanctuaries,either private or munic Ipal. Bluebird House The happi est and most be loved songsters. Our scientific il houses satisfy these mostexact ing birds. Made f of oak,tinished in r geen. Size,21 in.high by 16 _.eter, with 18 i- ... ft. easy rais ing pole. Price,$14.00. Dodson's Scientific Wren House as shown above. The Silver tiroated Wren 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 diameter. Price, $7.00. QUEEN ANNE MARTIN HOUSE 48 rooms for the beautiful Mar tins, who colonize. Scientific porch, pure white, green trim. Cypress, copper roof, including 22-foot easy raising pole. House, 36x26x7 inches. Price, $60.00. Others as low as $18.00. FLICKER HOUSE Lures the Fli ckers. They keep your trees free of destroying moths, ants and other tree pests. 26% in. high by 12in., only $7.00. BIRD BATH This handsome stoneware bath is an ornament for any garden,being very graceful and substantial. The birds bathe freely in it, as they do not fear the cats. Com plete with 32-in. stand, only $26.00 Write for our big catalog of art stoneware furniture. Automatic Feeding Shelter, Myfascinating book, stocked with a few simple foods they "Your Bird Friends crave and DODSON'S Suet Cake and andHowtoWin Grain Mixture, lures songsters from Them," sent to any the whole neighborhood. Automati- one who loves our cally revolves to protect birds from beautiful songbirds. storms. Cypress, finished in green. It is full of things Size, 24x22x12in.,including8-footpole, you should know. $8.50; with copper roof, $11.00 . Based on 40 years' Dodson's Suet Cake, 40e a pound; study of this most Grain Mixtures, 10c a nound. 4 O interesting subject. Order direct from this ad. DODSON Scientifically Ask about Designed Houses can only be boughtfrom an teli JOSEPH H. DODSON, Inc. Sparrow President of the American Audubon Association r740 Harrison Avenue Kankakee, Ill. MEOi Ice Water without lce Waste Ice-cold water, untouched by ice, at the turn of a faucet! The HERRICK Water Cooler, avail able with every HERRICK, keeps water pure and conserves ice. Fits regular water system, or may be used with bottle for spring or well water. "Pays for Itself n Three Years" say Herrick Dealers. 53% of the HER RICK Dealers answering a recent ques tionnaire said the most frequent comment of HERRICK owners was about its low cost of operation. Mineral wool insulation in the HER RICK resists penetration of warm air and retains cold air. Solid oak case is weatherproof and wear-resisting. Con stant cold, dry-air circulation prevents odors, taint or decay. And all combine to reduce ice or electric bills. HERRICK REFRIGERATOR COMPANY 206 River Street, Waterloo, Iowa Tood keeps BEST in the HERRICK THE ARISTOCRAT OF REFRIGERATORS For Ice or Mechani-l cal Refrig eration Send for Free Booklet, "How the HerrickPays for Itself'