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Date: August 1805

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icon-4 Acer glabrum Torr.
Rocky Mountain maple

syn. Acer glabrum Torr. var. tripartitum (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Pax
syn. Acer...  more>>

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icon-4 Betula papyrifera Marsh.
paper birch

syn. Betula papyrifera Marsh. var. elobata (Fern.) Sarg.
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icon-1 Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Pinyon Jay

Lewis spotted some blue birds along the Jefferson River that were unfamiliar to him.  His attempt to collect ...  more>>

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icon-3 Marmota flaviventris
Yellow-bellied Marmot

Capt. Lewis, August 20, 1805--I have also observed some robes among them of beaver, moonox (ed....  more>>

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icon-4 Mimulus lewisii Pursh
purple monkeyflower
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icon-3 Mustela erminea
Original name, or synonym is [Mustela] Erminea Linnaeus, 1758.
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icon-1 Nucifraga columbiana
Clark's Nutcracker

Clark and Lewis both mentioned this bird in their journals. Lewis provided an extended description of the bird ...  more>>

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icon-3 Oreamnos americanus
Mountain Goat

Lewis and Clark had scarce chance to encounter mountain goats as these animals were living in high mountains within ...  more>>

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icon-3 Puma concolor
Puma, Cougar, Panther, Mountain Lion, Catamount (archaic)
Original name, or synonym Felis concolor Linnaeus, 1771. 

Image Display <EM>Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus</EM>
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

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