Field notes, May 1902 - December 1904 : mostly bird observations made in and around North Freedom, Wisconsin, notes for November 27 - December 1, 1904 were taken at Independence, Kansas

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore records observations of birds in the vicinity of his home in North Freedom, Wisconsin, August 1902 - April 1903. Entries are arranged by date and pages are numbered. Entries are journal-style and more extensive than some of his other field books of this period. Entries cover to birds' observed appearances, actions and songs, as well as Wetmore's setting up traps and meditations on his surroundings, some bird counts, and personal details (companions on his outings and activities). Locations are not as clearly stated, often buried in the text; most locations are indicated by landmark or landowner's name. Includes sketches of birds, and recipe for bee bait.

Date Range

1902-1903

Start Date

Aug 10, 1902

End Date

Apr 02, 1903

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Birds--Counting
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Baraboo
  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Wisconsin

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 132 Folder 2