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Wadworth to Hotspring Pk & return 16 [sketch: (Buffalo brush & purple willow E Walker)] Walker R is beautifully willow fringed in most places. 3 species one with purplish bark & slender leaves 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide 2 to 4 in long silky haired on both sides. The young shoots exceedingly slender & yield gracefully to the wind. Briar roses grow to height of 12 to 14 ft blending in with willow & “Buffalo brush” a bush with oval olive green leaves 1 in long branches horizontal - whole bush remarkably tree like quails find comfortable boosts in it & all making beautiful bank fringes & clumps. Wood dark colored & coarse grained


Coyote - Female Length from nose to tip of tail 48 in Height at shoulders 21 " Width between the ears 10” length of ears 4” Ears erect = sharp black & gray muzzle small eye [sharp] not particularly cruel in expression Foxy looking in shape & color of [hind/head] wolf in body Hairs inside of ears white - outside buff. Belly white. back gray made up of black & white not well mixed on buff [grained/ground]. legs pale buff Tail broad bushy tipped with long black hairs. White & black ring round the shoulders convex side backward Hair of two kinds - the longer & coarser 4 in long on shoulders white at bottom then black then white then black. The shorter buff & much finer

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Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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