On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
While at their winter Camp at Wood River, Illinois, the sun shines on freshly fallen snow. The hunters catch several rabbits.
From the journals...
Saturday 14th January
a Snow fall last night of about an Inch half The river falling and running with Ice, a fair Sun shineing morning— the party Caught 14 Rabits to day & 7 yesterday. a Cold afternoon. The Mississippi, is Closed with Ice.
Eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus
Photo ©2009 D. Gordon E. Robertson. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.