Bailey, V. O., Louisiana, January 1926 - February 1926

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Louisiana, January 4 - February 14, 1926. The entries are dated and describe travel from Washington, DC (mode of travel, destinations, times of day, campsites); weather; vegetation (including types listed with binomial and state of growth); terrain (beaches, marshes); interactions with colleagues and local inhabitants; specimen collecting (including rodents with quantities, stomach contents): observations fauna including behaviors, diet, and habitat; and contents of owl pellets. A lot of the habitat described is in wetlands. Includes lists of birds and mammals seen per site, muskrat foods (scientific names with notes), and notes about trapping. Locations includes Cameron [parish], Bayou Blade, Morgan City, Lake Saint Catherine, Louisiana.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 04, 1926

End Date

Feb 14, 1926

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Saint Catherine, Lake
  • Louisiana
  • Cameron
  • Morgan City


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals