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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
The Collection: Locality Information Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Locality Name:
North of Helena
Lewis & Clark County , Montana

Species Encountered:
icon-1 Melanerpes lewis
Lewis' Woodpecker
July 20, 1805

A specimen of Lewis' woodpecker made its way back East where it was housed in Charles Wilson Peale's museum in Philadelphia.  There it was studied ...  more>>

icon-1 Dendragapus obscurus
Blue Grouse
July 21, 1805

dark brown pheasant

Lewis had a time sorting the five species of grouse he encountered.  Making the task more difficult, three ...  more>>

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