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...
[Weather Journal for February 15, 1804]
immence quantities of Swan, in the marra—
Trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator
Photo taken at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 9, 2009.