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Do you have an eye for detail? Bureau of Biological Survey special field agent Vernon Bailey (1864-1942) took careful notes of the plants and animal specimens he observed as he traveled. In 1909, while enroute to Gold Beach, Oregon from Montana, he kept his notes in this field book. Please help us transcribe these notes to make them more accessible for future researchers and scholars. You might want to look at other transcribed Bailey field notes to get a sense for his handwriting style.
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** If you can read Czech, we need you! Help us and other digital volunteers to finish transcribing Shimek's first volume of notes from his trip to Europe on the eve of World War I. ** Practicing a new language on your first trip to Europe? Surveyor-turned-naturalist Bohumil Shimek was working on Czech when he traveled from Iowa to Prague as an exchange professor of botany in 1914. Just before open hostilities broke out in what became known as the Great War or World War I. A son of Czech immigrants, Shimek came to be well known for his contributions to the field of botany in North America - over 205,000 plant specimens. Take note, he writes in English and Czech! English speakers may want to start here, a few pages in. You also might enjoy this blog post about his trip.
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How would you go about organizing your observations of animal life in a region with a great amount of biodiversity? While working in Central America, Martin Moynihan often kept several field logs going at the same time to keep his observations of different species separate. These field notes document his behavioral observations of songbirds (genus Saltator), at Frijoles and Barro Colorado Island, Panama, March 16, 1958 - June 6, 1962. Help us transcribe his detailed notes and a typed report and learn about these songbirds behavior in different situations.