10 AUGUST 1907, Page 16

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sra, — There is an article

and a letter in the Spectator of July 27th about preserving rare flowers, in both of which the necessity of a society for that special purpose is spoken of. Yet in neither letter nor article does the writer seem to be aware that the preservation of rare wild flowers and birds is the main object of the Selborne Society, which has been in existence and doing useful work in this direction for years. Their headquarters is 20 Hanover Square, and the little booklet I enclose (" What are the Duties of Selbornians P" Simpkin and Marshall, 4d.) will give an idea of their aims and objects.