Crossing over rivers, rolling hills, endless plains, and mountain passes to finally reach a salvation with huge plots of land with boundless capabilities is what many Americans did while passing through the Oregon Trail. The trail allowed many Americans to have an opportunity to prosper, but there were many dangers and perils that they would have to face. The motivation to travel the Oregon Trail was so strong because it allowed endless possibilities for Americans to escape debt, start businesses, farm large sums of land, and for Manifest Destiny.
The sea otter is a marine mammal that lives in the northern and eastern coasts of the North Pacific Ocean. They are the heaviest members of the weasel family but are some of the smallest marine mammals. The sea otter has no blubber and the main way to keep warm is its thick coat of fur which is not like most other marine mammals. Did you know the sea otter has 150,000 strands of hair per square centimetre, because of this the Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal. In the Maritime Fur Trade, which would eventually kill approximately one million sea otters, began in the 18th century when hunters and traders began to arrive from all over the world for otter pelts, which were one of the world 's most valuable types of fur. The
Grizzly bears are a dominant species in their niche. They are located in the north america deep into the forest. There favorite food is salmon. There ecosystem is filled with all sorts of other wildlife. Grizzly bears are also efficient in the ecosystem.
cold spell of January 2010, all of those pythons died (2010). All of this evidence leads
The location of our site is in Bartow County, Georgia. This site is best known as the Leakey Site. It was an archaeological resource survey of proposed widening along state route 61. The two site locations we decided to focus our research on are 9BR663 and 9BR665.
One of the most distinguishing feature of the platypus is its duck bill. This feature enable the platypus to hear and
There was a lot of plants,animals, and landscapes that we encountered in the expedition. One of my favorites was the Swift Fox we encountered the fox on July 6th, 1805 in the Vicinity of the Great Falls. Lewis refereed the fox as a “remarkable small fox”, they are becoming extinct. The reason why Lewis
In “furs, Rivers and black Robe” it refutes the film’s deception of life in the great Lakers region. The quote on page 89 says “In the following document, neighbors of the Iroquois, the Cree, explain their traditional beliefs about the beaver and describe how those beliefs changed after the arrival of the Europeans.” This quote explains how before the Europeans arrived the natives looked at the beavers as something secret. Europeans made the natives change the way they thought about the beavers and made them think about the profit. Europeans were trading things that were very useful to the natives such as: knifes, guns, tools and other useful things. This caused the natives change how they felt and to kill beavers because of the useful things
bigfoot from the indians helps establish a basis for what the beast looks like and how it behaves
Bald eagles are known as the symbol of America, but they are also a symbol of adventure. In Yellowstone there are currently eighteen active nest. Female bald eagles are larger than their male counterparts, and they both have dark feathers and white heads. Juvenile bald eagles often have lighter colored feathers. Bald eagles nest is tall trees located near a water source, and during the spring and summer months they hunt waterfowl and fish. The winter months test the eagles’ survival. Bald eagles feed on animal carcasses during the harsh winters of Yellowstone. Bald eagles form life long bonds and lay two to three eggs a year that hatch in the spring. Yellowstone’s bald eagles stay in the park year round (Nat'l Park Service U.S Dept. of the
All the water animals were sitting around and they noticed something strange. They noticed something falling from the sky. Two of the swans flew up and tried and caught the falling object. When they caught her, they sat her down and noticed she was not a water animal. She was a mammal because she didn’t have webbed feet.
I was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to go on an adventure with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This adventure started in May in the year of 1804. Our mission was to find facts about the unexplored territory. While on this adventure, President Jefferson wanted us to find and map a water route across North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. He also wanted us to establish good relations with the Native Americans and announce that we now own this land and that it was now controlled by the United States government. Thomas Jefferson also informed us to collect information about the plants, animals and the land that we discover among the route. Finally after 2 years and 4 months we got back to St. Louis in September of
Otters have a unique history in Alaska. They bounced back from the fur trade, that began in the 1700s, that almost wiped them out. Today otters face other threats. Apart from disease epidemics, otters continue to be threatened by overharvest, interactions with fisheries (e.g. gear entanglements), oil spills and being prey to killer
“In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten,..” Stated by Thomas Szasz. The animals live in a way where if they are not on the top of the food chain, they live in fear and worry that they may be eaten. In the article Dread is vanishing from the animal world. Here’s why that's a bad thing, by Sarah Kaplan, she explains how we as humans are leading top predators to go extinct or come close to. Sarah states, “the largest predators are dying out and no longer a threat smaller animals feel more secure and nature is thrown off balance,” The small animals live in fear, so when they go out for food, they don’t look long because they are always on the lookout for predators. When the smaller animals realize there is no danger, they eat more,
Printed in Forest and Stream, Rod and Gun for September 26, 1903, 'A Yarrum Idler ' based in Washington DC, prepared for his Canadian fishing trip by first seeing if the Library of Congress could provide practical information in preparation. He found little. The large Michie & Co. in Toronto “who furnish tourists with anything from a motor launch to a box of candy” wrote back to him giving him some idea, but as he hadn 't been explicit enough, the details were insufficient. So he and his team had to wing it a bit. Once up in the Muskokas he noted how some rivers were of an “ugly color” due to the “immense tanneries”, not all that healthy for the fish.