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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
The Collection: Locality Information Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Locality Name:
Poplar River
Roosevelt County , Montana

Species Encountered:
icon-3 Erethizon dorsatum
North American Porcupine
May 3, 1805

Porcupines are virtually absent from the forests of the Mid-Atlantic region, and yet Lewis wrote such a brief and casual description of this most unusual ...  more>>

icon-1 Branta canadensis
Canada Goose
May 5, 1805
Above Mouth of Poplar River

I have no hesitation now in declaring them a distinct species

The Canada goose, the most common and widespread goose on the continent,...  more>>

Journal Entries:
At the mouth of Poplar River (Porcupine River to Lewis and Clark)

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