Would like to know the results of CD's Utricularia experiments.
A Brazilian love-bird, escaped from captivity, has been found in a robin's nest, apparently starved to death along with three young robins.
My dear Sir
If it would not be asking too much I should feel so grateful if at any time you would let me know the result of your labours on the Utricularia I cannot address Dr Hooker just now and I am thirsting for further knowledge— You must always remember that if we can aid you with any plants we shall be delighted I have been reading your sons articles in the Contemporary Review with the greatest interest— A lady near here had charge of two Brazilian love birds they escaped from their cage last June—and the other day one was found—almost a skeleton (nothing but the feathers) lying on its back in a Robins nest having turned the real mother out—as underneath the bird were the remains of 3 tiny Robins—evidently all starved to death by the foolish love bird not knowing how to find her food
I thought this anecdote might interest you and yet I am half afraid you might think it beneath your notice
believe me | Ys truly | D Nevill