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Note: These images are taken from Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History by Paul A. Johnsgard, courtesy of the University of Nebraska Press. Permission to reproduce is required.

Bison, adult male

Grizzly bear adult (top) and black bear adult (bottom)

Elk, adult male

Pronghorn, adult male

Least tern
Least tern, adult and chick

Piping Plover
Piping Plover, adult

Buffaloberry, female plant with berries

Pasture Sagewort
Pasture sagewort, with leaf variation and flower detail

Bighorn, adult male

Black-tailed prairie dog
Black-tailed prairie dog, adult ("all-clear" or "jump-yip" call)

Coyote, adult

Grey Wolf
Grey wolf, adult

Mule Deer
Mule deer, adult male (in autumn)

Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Richardson's ground squirrel, adult ("pocket-pin" posture)

White-tailed Jackrabbit
White-tailed jackrabbit, adult in summer pelage

Common poorwill
Common poorwill, adult

Golden Eagle
Golden eagle, adult

Sharp-tailed Grouse
Sharp-tailed grouse, adult male

Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter swan, adult

Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark, adult male

Sharp-tailed Grouse
Sharp-tailed grouse, adult male


Fringed Sagebrush
Fringed sagebrush, with leaf variation and flower detail

Indian Tobacco
Indian tobacco

Lanceleaf Sage
Lanceleaf sage, with leaf variation and flower detail

Large-flowered clammyweed, with flower detail

Missouri milk-vetch
Missouri milk-vetch

Shadscale, with seed detail

Silky Wormwood
Silky wormwood, with leaf variation and flower detail

Juniper and Sparrow
Western juniper and adult lark sparrow

Bushy-tailed Woodrat
Bushy-tailed woodrat, adult with cache

Swift Fox
Swift fox, adult

Ground Squirrel
Thirteen-lined ground squirrel, adult (dormant)

Greater Sage-grouse
Greater sage-grouse, adult male (right) and female

Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's woodpecker, adult male (right) and female

McCown's Longspur
McCown's longspur, adult male

Western Rattlesnake
Western rattlesnake (top and middle) and western hognose snake (bottom)

Catfish and Trout
Channel catfish (top), blue catfish (middle), and cutthroat trout (bottom)


Note: These images are courtesy of the American Philosophical Society library. Permission to reproduce is required.

"Convolvalist" leaf
Large "convolvalist" leaf (Convolvulus sepium L.,
hedge bindweed), July 17, 1804, Codex R, p. 37

Skate (big skate, Raja binoculata),
January 7, 1806, Clark's First Draft

Fir Leaf
Fir Leaf (Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga taxifolia),
February 9, 1806, Codex J, p. 65

Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf (vine maple, Acer circinatum),
February 10, 1806, Codex J, p. 66

Fern Leaf
Fern Leaf (Christmas fern, Polystichum munitum),
February 13, 1806, Codex J, p. 71

California condor
Head of a Vulture (California condor, Gymnogyps califorianus),
February 17, 1806, Codex J, p. 80

Pine Cone
Pine Cone (Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis),
February 18, 1806, Codex J, p. 83

Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus),
February 24, 1806, Codex J, pp. 93

Cock of the Plains
Head of Cock of the Plains
(sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus),
March 2, 1806, Codex J, p. 107

White Gull
Head of a White Gull
(northern fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis),
March 7, 1806, Codex J, p. 115

Brant Head
Head of a Brant
(greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons),
March 15, 1806, Codex J, p. 131

White Salmon Trout
White Salmon Trout
(coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch),
March 16, 1806, Codex J, p. 133


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