On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
After a cold, rainy morning, the Expedition waits for the wind to subside before heading up the Missouri below present Forest City. They discover that mice are eating their corn, paper, and cloth. Lewis adds specimens to his herbarium.
From the journals...
3rd of October Wednesday 1804
examoned our Stores & goods, Several bags Cut by the mice and Corn Scattered, Some of our Cloth also cut by them also papers &c. &c
Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus
Photo created by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
No. 51 1804—October 3rd
Radix perennial 3 to 8 stalks as high as the specimen growth of the high sides of the Bluff