Friday May 30th 1806.

the canoe was driven broad side with he full force of a very strong current against some standing tress and instantly filled with water and sunk.

they lost three blankets a blanket coat and their pittance of merchandize.
Meriwether Lewis

The 'candy stripe' blanket used to make this capote was introduced several years after the expedition. Although seen often in paintings, it is very unlikely the Corps had this style of trade blanket.

Wool Capote and Blanket

White coat laying on a blue blanket

Friday May 30th 1806.

...a large speceis of frog which resorts the water considerably larger than our bull frog....their bodies are covered with little pustles or lumps
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Western Toad (Bufo boreas)

Western Toad: small, dark green amphibian that looks similar to a frog

Photo ©2007 Walter Siegmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Friday May 30th 1806.

...a large speceis of frog which resorts the water considerably larger than our bull frog....their bodies are covered with little pustles or lumps
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Deer fly (Tabanidae Chrysops)

Close-up of a fly with small, triangular wings

Photo by Pudding4brains who has released it to the public domain.

Friday May 30th 1806.

the silkworm is also found here.
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria)

Hairy, green caterpillar on a leaf

Photo ©2006 Alexander Maier. Permission via the Creative Commons ShareAlike License.

Friday May 30th 1806.

there is an insect…which are very numerous particularly in the rocky mountains on the waters of the Columbia; these build in the ground where they form a nest like the hornet with an outer covering to the comb in which they deposit their eggs and raise their young. the sheets of this comb are attatched to each other as those of the hornets are. their wings are four of a dark brown colour. the head is black, the body and abdomen are yellow incircled with transverse rings of black, they are ferce and sting very severely, we found them troublesome in fri[gh]tening our horses as we passed those mountains.
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Western yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica)

Yellow and black flying creature

Photo ©2010 Eugene Zelenko. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Friday May 30th 1806.

the honey bee is not found here.    the bumble bee is.
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Bumble bee (Apis Bombus)

Close-up of a hairy bee

Photo ©2007 Richard Bartz. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.5 License.

Friday May 30th 1806.

one of the men brought me today some onions from the high plain....these onions were as large as a nutmeg....this onion is exceedingly crisp and delicately flavoured indeed I think more sweet and less strong than any I ever taisted.
-Meriwether Lewis-

Tolmie's onion (Allium tolmiei)

Small, wrinkly, black onions

Photo created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Friday 30th May 1806.

a number left this eairly with nearly all the Salmon which was caught so we had to wait here to day expecting to git some Salmon    the natives roasted an other Salmon & Set before us to eat.    in the afternoon we purchased as many Salmon as we thought was necessary to take home and hung them up
-John Ordway-

Looking up the Snake River from above the site that Ordway spent the night. Photo date: May 26, 2013.

Cougar Bar at the Snake River

Large river running through steep hills

Friday 30th May 1806.

the most they catch is on the opposite shore along the rocks in the whorls & eddys.    we Saw only three dip nets at 3 places a fishing.
-John Ordway-

Looking down the Snake River from above the site that Ordway spent the night. Photo date: May 26, 2013.

Cougar Bar at the Snake River

Large river running through steep hills