Colour-Sense in Birds—Blue and Yellow Crocuses

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UNLESS your readers are quite tired of the subject, may I add a fact which will be subversive of a good deal that has been written about yellow crocuses and sparrows. I dislike yellow crocuses, and four seasons since planted some hundreds of blue and white in the garden underneath my windows. For two seasons they flowered in beautiful profusion. In 1876 the sparrows for the first time destroyed these flowers completely. I allowed the roots to remain for another year—viz., 1877—but they suffered the same usage, hardly a single flower being left uninjured. So complete was their destruction that I have had the roots dug up.

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TEGETMEIER, W. Colour-Sense in Birds—Blue and Yellow Crocuses. Nature 16, 163 (1877) doi:10.1038/016163b0

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