National Geographic : 1947 Nov
Can you find Troglodytes' nest? THE EUROPEAN WREN (Troglodytes troglodytes troglodytes) is a master camouflager. When its nesting spot is an ancient, moss grown tree trunk, Troglodytes shapes its nest to look like a decaying knot. The bird makes a door in the side to further the illusion and sheathes the nest with the same moss that covers the tree. Against a haystack, Troglodytes builds a nest with a covering of loose hay. And in a cranny in a lichen-covered wall, its home is camouflaged with lichens. To conceal the nest and keep the fledglings from harm, Troglodytes adapts the building plans to suit the nesting site. Troglodytes' hidden nest is a good example of the careful measures that most wild things take to keep trouble from coming their way. But man alone, of all living creatures, has real ized that safeguards are never quite infallible. Knowing that he can't depend absolutely on avoiding trouble, man does a very wise thing. He fixes it so that his family will suffer no finan cial harm when and if his safeguards fail. He invests in insurance, making sure that he has enough of each kind to protect his family fully. Today, a fire or a burglary or an accident can cost you a great deal more than it would have several years ago. And you naturally need more fire, burglary, accident, and liability insurance. Also, because everything they eat and wear costs more today, your family would be in a tougher spot than ever should they be deprived of your income. So isn't it a good time to con sider increasing your life insurance? Ask your Travelers agent or broker about The Travelers Triple Protection Plan-a way to give your family more life insurance protection at an economical cost. And ask him to check your other policies, too. NOTE: The lichen-covered nest is in the wall, its entrance directly beneath the bird's eye. MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insur ance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.