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by on July 20, 2012

 

 

This painting is from a 1937 book by pioneering naturalist Joseph Grinnell. Well before that time, beavers had mostly been driven out of the Napa Valley, leaving some debate today about how prevalent they might have been previously. Fur Bearing Mammals of California: Their Natural History, Systematic Status, and Relations to Man, by Joseph Grinnell, (c) 1965 by the Regents of the University of California. Published by the University of California Press.

 

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