Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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nches of it. The tent had ceased to worry him, how-ever, and even prior to this time he had formed the habit ofalighting upon its ridge pole whenever he returned from atrip to the meadows. He evidently considered the tough red-legged locusts, which were common about the tent, improperfood for young stomachs, for he always left this locality onhis foraging trips and brought soft-bodied meadow grass-hoppers and katydids from distant points. The mother birdbrought grasshoppers, too, but her fear was never sufficientlyreduced for her quite to reach the cage. There were otherbirdlings still at large, and to these she presently devoted herentire attention. In other similar tests with bobolinks it inva-riably has been the male who came to feed the little ones.Females of other species of birds are often braver than theirmates. At nightfall the cage was covered with a cloth andtaken to a neighboring house for safety. Shortly after sun-rise the following morning it was carried back to the tent.
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