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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis returns from St. Louis to the winter camp across the Mississippi River. Clark observes that the plants are growing very quickly.

From the journals...

a fair morning.    Newmon Killed a Black Lune    Vegetation appears to be Suppriseingly rapid for a fiew days past, R F Killed a muskrat.

William Clark

Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus

Rodent with a long tail swimming in a pond

Photo taken on March 30, 2012 at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex.