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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘fossils’

Visit Colorado Dinosaurs

Visit Colorado Dinosaurs

Well, perhaps not with living dinosaurs, but with their history very near present day Denver. The Dinosaur Ridge National Natural Landmark is (was) an enchanting dinosaur habitat. 150 million-year-old dinosaur bones are encased in sandstone and visitors are encouraged to touch, feel and experience these remnants from the Late Jurassic floodplains. Dinosaur tracks dating back 100 million years ago sit atop layers of sand and mudstone. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge ask you to join them on ... Full Story

Preserving a Paleontologic Treasure Chest

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Aug. 20, 2009, was the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, a site maintained by the National Park Service for the preservation of spectacular plant and insect fossils, including huge petrified trunks of fossil sequoias, ancient relatives of the giant redwoods of California. The site is located west of Colorado Springs, just south of the town of Florissant, Colo. The efforts to save the site and its ... Full Story

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