20 than farther south on Merced & Tuol [Tuolumne] The same distinctions hold good here between the two white oaks. Grape vines festoon all the ravines in a most lovely manner. These [bonny] ravines a marked characteristic, not at all farther south [Indians] birds & squirrels get all they can eat Honeysuckle also ab [abundant] & fruiting freely [the] red berries quite showy. Greenbrier with dull greenish berries also very common -- works in [becomingly] with the grapes. The leaves are large & not crowded
21 & produce a fine effect. Clematis quite common with abundance of feathery tufts. N [north] The brier rose is taller & fruits far more freely than S [south]. The red hips glossy & large gleam splendidly on stream & river banks. The hazel is so slender it seems half inclined to become a vine. & the same may be said of the Calycanthus wh [which] is v [very] abundant in all cool places The snowberry is also tall &
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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