National Geographic : 1915 Aug
Photo by Stanley Clisby Arthur.Courtesy oftheConservation Commission ofLouisiana WILD GEESE OVER MARSH ISLAND, LOUISIANA Five varieties of geese seek the succulent grasses of Mrs. Russell Sage's gift and in flocks that defy count. "Several oftheStates now have extensive game preserves or refuges of their own, and a large number of private sanctuaries have been setapart, aggregating many square miles in extent. Conspicuous examples of these are the Ward-McIlhenny preserve, dedicated to wild-life conservation byCharles Willis Ward and E.A. McIlhenny; Marsh Island, acquired through the generosity of Mrs. Russell Sage; and the Rockefeller preserve. Allthese areinLouisiana" (see text, page 155).