The State, acting through the fish and game commission, has under consideration the purchase of the 600-acre farm of Antone Andrews, located on the Martha’s Vineyard plain, near Little Pond some three miles from Edgartown, for the purpose of establishing on the tract a state reservation for the better protection of the heath hen, or pinnated grouse. As is well known, the few fowl of this species on the Vineyard are the last of this famous branch of the grouse family. Nowhere else in the world are these heath hen found. For several years the state has expended a small amount of money in the preservation of the fowl, keeping a deputy on the island to see that no one shoots them. This unofficial preserve is located on the Andrews farm and that of Captain Benjamin C. Cromwell, but private ownership does not permit the State board to have full control.