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Thomomys signs along this creek where the moist, fertile soil gives them convenient range from the mts. down through the sage brush desert to the river bottom - found a flock of Cal. Frail on the fluff at mouth of creek at sundown. They went to roost in patches of tule & mushes in the bottom after I shot at them & on my way to camp at dusk they flew out after fluttering desperately in the

dense reeds for a few moments.
Lone Pine Cal.
Monday Dec 10-1890
Found only a single arvicola in my traps this a.m. After brakfast we started out for the Alabama nuts. [[strikethrough]] we [[/strikethrough]] just west of Lone Pine-
I went south of town to one of the farms there.
The land along the [[strikethrough]] f [[/strikethrough]] east foot of this range is very wet bring full of springs and seeps and crossed by small [[?]] of

Transcription Notes:
Thomomys - type of gopher

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