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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues to wait for spring at their winter camp on the Wood River. Lewis observes the weather and sees immense quantities of swans in the marshes.

From the journals...

immence quantities of Swan, in the marra—

Meriwether Lewis

Trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator

Flock of swans in a marsh

Photo taken at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 9, 2009.