Viewing page 8 of 46

[[blank page]]
[[end page]]
[[start page]]

[[underlined]] Pyramid Lake [[/underlined]]
a mese part of the way around. Found no birds breeding on it now, though Pelicans & gulls have bred there in great numbers. Found old nests. 
People said there were swarms of Rattle snakes on the Island but I found only 3 [[Utonies?]] & 3 species of lizzards. Spiders were exceedingly numerous. Thomomys hills & evidently Perognathus holes were common & Neotoma signs were seen in caves.

Vegetation is dry, but there is [[strikethrough]] lots of [[/strikethrough]] some bunch grass & Alfilaria. Goats have been put on the island & I saw a few tracks & trails. Got some shells. A good stiff breeze helped me in rowing back but made pretty big waves.

[[underlined]] June 25 [[/underlined]] Sunday. There was one Dipodomys in my traps. Went to S.S., took a tray of mammals and talked to about 80 Indians & a dozen white people about mammals.


Transcription Notes:
Reviewed. Unsure of [[Utonies?]] -@siobhanleachman

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.