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Bailey, V. O., District of Columbia, Minnesota, Virginia, May 1932 - August 1932
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Bailey, V. O., District of Columbia, Minnesota, Virginia, May 1932 - August 1932

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Contained In: Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Series: SIA Acc. 12-443

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history

By

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

1932

Notes

The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Washington DC [District of Columbia], Minnesota, Virginia, May 30 - August 7, 1932. Entries are dated and discuss travel and collecting. Subject matter includes travel details (time of day, destinations, mode of travel), terrain and vegetation (enroute), weather, temperature, list of contacts and their titles, meetings with colleagues, observations of birds (and nests) and mammals (beavers), descriptions of local inhabitants interviewed and summaries of their comments, collecting methods and specimens, and notes on mammals and their effect on local vegetation. There are lists of plants, mammals, and birds per locations with notes. From the back are entries, many of which are headed with type of mammal (coyote, moose, porcupine) and description of population, habitat, etc. Sometimes locations include street intersections or landmarks. Locations include Red Lake, Cass Lake (state unidentified); Lake Itasca, Waskish, Ely, Grand Marais, Minnesota; Luray caverns, Virginia.

Subjects

Botany , District of Columbia , Field notes , Mammalogy , Minnesota , Ornithology , United States , Virginia

BHL Collections

Smithsonian Field Books collection

Language

English

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.142084

 

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