Friday, July 9, 2010

Open house at Fossil Butte National Monument

National Parks Service photo of Finney Specimen

Tour the six new exhibits at Fossil Butte National Monument featuring more than 200 new fossils such as mammals, birds, turtles, insects, flowers, seeds and leaves and trace fossils of swimming fish. See fossil preparation demonstrations, too. Other exhibits will also be on display and include geology and prehistoric road trip timeline. Refreshments will be served. Fossil Butte is one of the richest fossil sites in the world.
Where: Fossil Butte National Monument visitors' center, nine miles west of Kemmerer on U.S. Highway 30.
When: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 9
FMI: 307-877-4455,