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Date: May 1805

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icon-1 Branta canadensis
Canada Goose

Capt. Lewis, April 13, 1805--This lake and it’s discharge we call goos Egg from the ...  more>>

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icon-1 Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Capt. Lewis, May 9, 1805--I killed four plover this evening of a different kind from any I have yet ...  more>>

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icon-3 Erethizon dorsatum
North American Porcupine

Capt. Lewis, September 13, 1804--killed a bluewinged teal and a Porcupine; found ...  more>>

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icon-2 Ictalurus punctatus Rafinesque
channel catfish

Capt. Clark, July 24, 1804-- This evening Guthrege Cought a White Catfish, its eyes Small ...  more>>

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icon-3 Mephitis mephitis
Striped Skunk
Original name, or synonym is Viverra mephitis Schreber, 1776.
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icon-4 Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
brittle pricklypear

syn. Cactus fragilis Nutt.
syn. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. var. denudata...  more>>

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icon-1 Recurvirostra americana
American Avocet

Capt. Lewis, May 1, 1805--Shannon killed a bird of the plover kind. the weight one pound eye black ...  more>>

Image Display <EM>Mephitis mephitis</EM>
Mephitis mephitis

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