Nest of a field sparrow (spizella pusilla) from the Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio.
The illustration was made from a nest taken June 3rd, 1879, in a wild rose-bush. It fairly represents the usual size, materials, and position. The foundation consists of weed-stalks and a few straws; the superstructure of finer weed-stems, fibres, and split grasses; the lining of horse-hair and roller-grass. The eggs figured show the usual sizes, shades of ground-color, and markings.
This remarkable and now rare volume was produced largely by women and authored by Genevieve Jones, an amateur naturalist and illustrator.