Bird-Lore/Volume 01/No. 1/Editorial

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The Audubon Societies

You cannot with a scalpel find the poets soul.
Nor yet the wild birds song.

Edited by Mrs. Mabel Osgood Wright (President of the Audubon Society of the State of Connecticut), Fairfield, Conn., to whom all communications relating to the work of the Audubon and other Bird Protective Societies should be addressed.


With names and addresses of their Secretaries.

New Hampshire Mrs. F. W. Batchelder, Manchester.
Massachusetts Miss Harriet E. Richards, care Boston Society of Natural History, Boston.
Rhode Island Mrs. H. T. Grant, Jr., 187 Bowen street, Providence.
Connecticut Mrs. Henry S. Glover, Fairfield.
New York Miss Emma H. Lockwood, 243 West Seventy-fifth street, New York City.
New Jersey Miss Mary K. Mellick, Plainfield.
Pennsylvania Mrs. Edward Robins, 114 South Twenty-first street, Philadelphia.
District of Columbia Mrs. John Dewhurst Patten, 3033 P. street, Washington.
Wheeling, W. Va. (branch of Penn Society) Elizabeth J. Cummins, 1314 Chapline street, Wheeling.
Ohio Miss Clara Russell, 903 Paradrome street, Cincinnati.
Indiana Amos W. Butler, State House, Indianapolis.
Illinois Miss Mary Drummond, Wheaton.
Iowa Miss Nellie S. Board, Keokuk.
Wisconsin Mrs. George W. Peckham, 646 Marshall street, Milwaukee.
Minnesota Mrs. J. P. Elmer, 314 West Third street, St. Paul.

This department will be devoted especially to the interests of active Audubon workers, and we earnestly solicit their of assistance, as our success in making it a worthy representative of the cause for which it stands largely depends upon the heartiness of their cooperation. Others also, who are lovers and students of nature in many forms, but who have never, for divers reasons, engaged in any bird protective work, may, through reading of the systematic and effective methods of the societies, become convinced of the necessity of personal action.

We intend at once to establish the more practical side of the department by printing in an early issue a bibliography of Audubon Society publications, in order that anyone interested may know exactly what literature has appeared and is available. For this reason we ask the secretaries of all the societies to send us a complete set of their publications, stating if possible, the number of each which has been circulated, and when for sale, giving the price at which they may be obtained.

We also request the secretaries to send us all possible news of their plans and work, not merely statistics, but notes of anything of interest, for even the record work, discouragements, as well as of successes, may often prove full of suggestion to workers in the same field, and aid toward developments that will broaden and strengthen the entire movement. A movement in complete harmony with the great desire of thinking people for a broader life in nature, which is one of the most healthful and hopeful features of the close of this century.