Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
NOU, Lawrence Bruner, Letter, 1903, May 4 (2)
Lincoln, Nebr., May 7, 1903.
My Dear Sir;-
Allow me to thank you for your prompt reply to my letter of the tourth in which I inquired about the effects of the late cold spell upon the Apple-tree Aphis.
I am greatly interested in what you say concerning the usefulness of the English Sparrow as an insect destroyer, From your letter I judge that you are more than ordinarily interested in our birds, and would suggest that you become a member of the Nebraska Ornithologist’s Union, which is made up of such persons as are more or less interested in birds and their protection as the following extracts from the constitution will indicate.
Art. I, Sec. 1. Its aims shall be to promote the study of ornithology by more closely uniting the students of this branch of natural history in the state of Nebraska, to encourage the study of ornithology in the schools of the state, and to foster the cause of bird protection.
Art VII, Sec. 1. The annual meeting of the Union shall be held at such place as the majority of the members shall by mail ballot select, and at such time as the Executive Committee shall decide.
Art.VIII, Sec. 1. The annual dues of active members shall be one dollar ($1.00), due at the time of election to membership and on the date of each annual meeting thereafter.
Art VIII, Sec. 2. The annual dues of associate members shall be fifty cents ($0.50), due at the time of election to membership and on the date of each annual meeting thereafter. Trusting that you will feel at liberty in the future to ask any questions as that may arise in connection with birds or insects, I remain,
Yours very truly,