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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
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Locality Name:
Astoria
Clatsop County , Oregon

Species Encountered:
icon-1 Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Crow
November 29, 1805
Tongue Point, near Astoria

Having moved from the north bank to the south bank of the river across the wide reach of the Columbia's estuary, Lewis and the men spent some ...  more>>

icon-4 Rhododendron macrophyllum D.Don ex G.Don
Pacific rhododendron
November 30, 1805
Near Astoria
icon-4 Fraxinus latifolia Benth.
Oregon ash
November 30, 1805
Along the north bank of the Columbia river near Astoria
icon-3 Cervus elaphus
Elk
December 2, 1805
Tongue Point on the Columbia river is the location for the first Roosevelt's elk encountered.

On the plains, bison, elk, pronghorn, and deer provided great quantities of meat for the Corps, but it was the elk that sustained the group through the ...  more>>



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