National Geographic : 1951 May
The woodchopper with the big appetite THE ivory-billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, America's rarest bird, now has a new lease on life. Thirteen hundred acres of Florida forest have been set aside to provide a sanctuary for the few ivorybills still left in the southern states. Campephilus lives on the borers he digs from under the bark of trees which have died recently. And he needs lots of range. A pair of ivorybills, working to gether to feed a family, can strip the bark off all the dead trees in the neighborhood in a single nesting season. Then they must move on. To keep eating, the ivorybill has to keep hacking away. If he runs out of dead trees, he meets with disaster-as he has already in deforested areas. In this respect, the ivorybill is like the family man who has no insurance. Each is safe only so long as he can keep working. If the man without Accident insurance trips on a bicycle left carelessly in his driveway and ends up in the hospital, he must dip into savings to keep his family fed until he is able to work again. And when he runs out of savings, he must borrow if he can, or be as helpless as an ivorybill with no dead trees to work on. But with enough Accident insurance to bring a good sized check each week, you'll be sure your family will keep on eating-sure your savings won't melt away. As your Travelers agent or broker can tell you, acci dents are happening these days at the rate of one every 3 seconds. So next time your Travelers man comes by, won't you let him tell you about the low cost ofTravelers Accident Insurance? MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, The Char ter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford 15, Connecticut.