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On the large island of Tanqui there wasscarcely one cleared spot, the trees on every side extending theirbranches over the sea-beach. The few which I found were alpine species (Harpalidaeand Heteromidae) living under stones. )Near the Guardia we find the southern limit of two European plants,now become extraordinarily common. The very generaltoleration of foreign religions, the regard paid to the means ofeducation, the freedom of the press, the facilities offered to allforeigners, and especially, as I am bound to add, to every oneprofessing the humblest pretensions to science, should berecollected with gratitude by those who have visited Spanish SouthAmerica. First impressions at all times verymuch depend on one's previously acquired ideas. For the few last miles the road was intricate, and itpassed through a desert waste of marshes and lagoons. Portillo Pass. After breakfast I went on shore, and ascended the nearest slope toa height of between two and three thousand feet. The attemptfailed; the natives, having tied up their dogs, stole during
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  • Fall '18
  • Tierra del Fuego, Portillo Pass, Harpalidaeand Heteromidae

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