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 and around his home town, North Freedom, Wisconsin, during October 1903 to January 1904. He describes appearances and behaviors of birds as seen and specimens collected during his regular outings to the fields and woods of the area. He tells of purchasing a domesticated burrowing owl [named Tommy], which he keeps in family barn, and its subsequent behavior (eating habits, attacking family member's feet, interactions with him). He also mentions individuals by first and sometimes last name that accompany him on outings.

Date Range

1903-1904

Start Date

Oct 25, 1903

End Date

Jan 20, 1904

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • 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 6