Nutcracker impressed leaders of Lewis and Clark expedition

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Photo by Mike Goad/Pixabay.com • A Clark’s nutcracker surveys its surroundings from a rocky outcrop. Both William Clark and Meriwether Lewis made detailed notes about their observations of this bird in what would become the western states of Idaho and Montana. The United States and the world observed the 215th anniversary of the launch of the historic Lewis… Continue reading Nutcracker impressed leaders of Lewis and Clark expedition

Birds serve as muses to inspire poets to greater heights

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Photo by makamuki0/Pixabay.com • The turtledove has featured prominently in poems and other literature, including the holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” With May’s arrival, other migrating birds have made stops in my yard, providing some excitement to the daily routine. It’s easy to wax poetic about the birds around us. Indeed, poets have been incorporating birds… Continue reading Birds serve as muses to inspire poets to greater heights

Woodpecker still bears name of historic expedition’s charismatic leader

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The Lewis’s woodpecker’s common and scientific names pay tribute to the famed explorer Meriwether Lewis, who with his partner, William Clark, explored the American West. The 215th anniversary of the launch of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition will be observed May 14. Also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, the enterprise became the first American expedition… Continue reading Woodpecker still bears name of historic expedition’s charismatic leader