Bailey, V. O., Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, July 1930 - September 1930

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, July 20 - September 7, 1930. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations times of day, accommodations), terrain (marshes and lakes), vegetation (types including edible), descriptions of conferences and meetings attended, specimens collected (fish, birds), lists of plants (common or scientific name) per location, specimens and stomach contents, observations about beaver habitat, weather, daily activities, meeting and conferences, and birds observed. Locations include Ferryville, Winneshiek Bottoms, Lynxville, Wisconsin; McGregor, Iowa; Savanna, Illinois.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 20, 1930

End Date

Sep 07, 1930

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


  • Iowa
  • Ferryville
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • McGregor
  • Lynxville
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Winneshiek Bottoms
  • Michigan
  • Savanna


  • 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