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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
The Collection: Locality Information Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Locality Name:
Fort Atkinson
Washington County , Nebraska

Species Encountered:
icon-4 Elymus virginicus L.
Virginia wildrye
July 27, 1804
icon-4 Andropogon gerardii Vitman
big bluestem
July 27, 1804
icon-4 Elymus canadensis L.
Canada wildrye
July 27, 1804
icon-4 Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacM. ex B.L. Robins. & Fern.
prairie bundleflower
July 30, 1804
icon-4 Ribes americanum P. Mill.
American black currant
August 1, 1804
icon-4 Symphoricarpos occidentalis Hook.
western snowberry
August 2, 1804
icon-1 Ardea alba
Great Egret
August 2, 1804

Other than a passing reference to seeing Carolina parakeets, Lewis had not yet described any birds prior to August 1804 (present day Nebraska). ...  more>>

icon-4 Euphorbia marginata Pursh
snow on the mountain
August 4, 1804

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Journal Entries:

Distance from Camp Dubois: 681 miles
The Corps established a camp underneath a steep riverbank where they remained several days to meet ...  more>>

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