by Ernest Thompson Seton
Friend of Wild Life
The Degree of Friend of Wild Life may be conferred on any one who takes eleven of these
1. Name and distinguish the three most important lumber trees of your state.
2. Name three trees that have neither lumber nor firewood value but are useful as shade
trees, bird food, or bank binders.
3. Know the twenty-five principal song birds of your state.
4. Know the twelve principal game birds of your state.
5. Know the twelve principal four-foots of your state.
6. Mention three animals that serve no commercial purpose but which ought to be
preserved because they are harmless and give pleasure to all who see them.
7. Be a member of the Audubon Society, or Agassiz Association.
8. Be a member of the local bird club.
9. Support such local societies as aim to preserve or re-introduce wild birds or
10. Make and put up ten bird boxes at least one of which must be nested in.
11. Make and run a bird's lunch counter all winter, feeding at least four kinds of
birds not counting the English sparrow.
12. Make and run a bird bath successfully.
13. Write a 500-word essay on the value of birds to crops (See Bulletin of Department
14. Write a 500-word essay on value of forests to insure water supply (See Forestry
15. Mention the four chief natural resources of your state.
16. Mention and give figures on the four chief natural resources of the United States.
17. Describe the Sanctuary Scheme of which the Yellowstone Park was the first great
example, and tell how it has succeeded, and how far it has been copied.
For "How To" Information, See: The
Birch Bark Roll