Vernon Bailey - Field notes, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, January 1-February 11, 1889

About the Project

In the winter of 1889, special field agent Vernon Orlando Bailey (1864–1942) of the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture was observing and collecting mammals, birds and plants in Utah, Arizona and Nevada specimens. This fieldbook contains his notes during January and February of 1889 organized by date and locality, using either the scientific or common names. A count of the amount seen or taken is often included. A year later he was awarded the title Chief Field Naturalist and continued to serve the USDA until his retirement four decades later.

Help us transcribe these notes and get a snapshot of the flora and fauna present in the Southwest in early 1889. Difficulty: medium.

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