On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The winds prevent the Expedition from leaving their hunting camp near present Sheppard's Dell, Oregon. Lewis discovers that the Salmonberry, the first berry to bloom in spring, is a distinct species.
From the journals...
Tuesday April 8th 1806.
I took a walk today of three miles down the river, in the course of which I had an opportunity to correct an error which I have heretofore made with rispect to the shrub I have hithertoo called the large leafed thorn.
Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis
Tuesday April 8th 1806
the loss of Sight I have observed to be more Common among all the nations inhabiting this river
The Wind…threw our Canoes with Such force against the Shore that one of them Split before we Could get it out.
Beacon Rock from Dalton Point
Columbia R. Aprl. 8th 1806
Deep purple Gooseberry Columbia R. Aprl. 8th 1806.
Straggly gooseberry, Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorum
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