Ideal Home Life - online book

A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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them to take a bath in. Plant trees and bushes about the place for them to live in.
For some kinds of birds we can build houses. Although birds may not appreciate architecture, it is well to make the houses neat, and to take pains to have the proportions cor­rect. The birds which build in houses are bluebirds, wrens,
swallows, martins, red-headed woodpeckers, golden-fronted woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, flickers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, dippers, house finches, crested flycatchers, barn owls, screech owls, saw-whet owls, sparrow hawks, and wood ducks. The table given on page 540 of Vol­ume 5 of the Treasury will tell you the size of a house suitable for a particular bird. Most boys say when they see the size of the hole made for the wren, for instance, "Oh, no bird could get through that," but if it is made any larger the wren will avoid it. The size is most important. It
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