Alexander Wetmore - Field Notes, November 1907 - May 1908

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What began as a childhood interest became a lifelong pursuit for ornithologist Alexander Wetmore (1886 - 1978). His work involved the pioneering Biological Survey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, science leadership of the Tanager Expeditions (1923-1924) and shortly thereafter he became the sixth Smithsonian Secretary. This set of his field notes contain his personal observations and studies of birds around Lawrence, Kansas two years before joining the Biological Survey in 1910. The chronological entries detail not just bird behavior, songs and specimens collected but notes about the landscape, weather conditions and more. Your help transcribing these field notes improves their usefulness to researchers in biodiversity and other fields of study.

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