Friendly Cheer from Far and Near
During the past year/ the Club has received many encourag-;
ing letters from lovers of the outdoors. Most of these have been
•read at our monthly meetings, but in order that they may be shared
by every member of the Club , brief excerpts from a few of them are
"Vol. 2, No. 5, of 'The Zephyr', has just reached me, and
it certainly shows your Club &s an all-round set of 'nature lovers!
We certainly are glad and encouraged by learning of your activities
and wish you all success and health and happiness in your endeavor^
Your holly campaign was excellent, and I hope you will repeat it
this year'.' — Mrs. Elizabeth G. Britton, Honorary Curator, New
York Botanical Garden.
"I have just read a very favorable article on your Club's
work,' and I am lead to believe your Club is interested in practically the same class of work our Park Board is doing/ and would
like to know something more of your organisation........ If our
State Park Board oan be of any service to you in your work, feel
free to call on us." — State Park Board, D. E..Colp, Chairman.
"I want to thank you," or some other official of the Outdoor Nature Club/ for sending me your monthly bulletin, 'The
Zephyr'/ which I have read with a great deal of interest," and'I
hope you will be kind enough to send each issue as it appears.
....In return, I want to say that you are entitled to copy anything you may desire from Nature Magazine on this bulletin, and
that vie will be glad to do all we can to further an interest in
nature and the subjects related to nature among the members of
your Club." — P. S. Ridsdale, Managing Editor, Nature Magazine.
"I write to thank you for calling my attention to the
campaign your Club is making in behalf of the Holly. You are
>doing a splendid work. People do not realize how easy it is to
bring about the extermination of any wild thing, be it bird or
flower/ nor how much tliey would miss them if they were all gone."
— Mrs. C. C. Marshall, Chairman of Conservation, New York
Federation of Women's Clubs.
"Your bulletin reaches me from time to time, and it gives
me great pleasure to know that there is at least one active organization interested in the whole round of things in Texas."
— John W. Stayton, Editor, Holland's Magazine.
"Much enjoyed reading your 'Zephyr' - Outdoor Nature Club.j
That is fine/ progressive and elevating work." — W. Goodrich
Jones/ President Emeritus, Texas Forestry Association.
At the beginning of its third year of activity, the
Outdoor Nature Club becomes affiliated with the Associated Mountaineering Clubs of North America, and formally takes its stand
beside the Colorado. Mountain Club, the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain'
Club, the Prairie Club of Illinois, and sixty other organizations
with similar ideals and purposes. This Association includes
every large and active outdoor organization in the United States,
and it is time that the nature lovers and conservationists of this
section of the country, so favored by nature, should be represented
among them. Most Of these societies have been carrying on most
laudable work for many years. We are probably the youngest among
them/ but we feel that we have "won our spurs"/ and that we are
ready to take our place as a full-fledged member of America's
great outdoor fraternity.
The Club's next official field trip will be our annual
visit to the bird village at South Houston. . The inspection will
be made in such a way as to disturb the old pear orchard's feather'
ed inhabitants as little as possible, and no bird, nest or egg will
be touched or harmed in the slightest degree.