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  • Night Sky Programs in September | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    Way in our telescopes and see for yourself Join us as we explore the many star clusters and nebulae that hide amongst countless distant stars in this amazing swath of sky Special Eclipse Watching Night Sky Program Total Eclipse of the SuperMoon Sunday September 27 2015 7 00 9 30 PM Join us for a rare treat watching the Full Moon turn dark and red as it enters the shadow of the Earth We will discuss the science behind this Total Lunar Eclipse as we watch it slowly unfold The eclipse is visible to the unaided ey but telescopes will be on hand for a closer view In case that s not exciting enough this eclipse also takes place during a Supermoon as the Moon will be at its closest to Earth and appearing slightly larger than usual This is the fourth and final event of the current tetrad of Total Lunar Eclipses and the only one to be super so don t miss it The next Total Lunar Eclipse is in 2018 For both programs Night Sky Programs begin with a short presentation in the Visitor Center followed by stargazing with telescopes binoculars and laser guided tours of the stars and constellations Please note that the telescope viewing is weather dependent and takes place only if clear Presentations take place no matter the weather Dress warmly evenings at high elevation can be cool Bring binoculars or a flashlight if you wish red filtered lights only please Admission is the regular park entrance fee which is 5 per adult 16 years and older children and federal pass holders are free For additional information please call 719 748 3253 or visit the Monument s website www nps gov flfo These programs are generously assisted by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society For

    Original URL path: http://www.fossilbeds.org/2015/08/30/night-sky-programs-in-september/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Activities | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds | Page 3
    free admission Come to the Continue Reading Posted in Activities 2015 Summer Seminars A Great Summer Full of Learning and Fun Posted on August 21 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc This summers Friends seminars were truly fun for all for the participants and those who hosted The 8 seminars touched on natural resources paleo geo archaeology storytelling geography and technology Continue Reading Posted in Activities Night Sky Meteor Watching Programs Posted on April 4 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Host Night Sky and Meteor Watching Programs April 11 and 22 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer two Night Sky Programs one of which Continue Reading Posted in Activities Great Backyard Bird Count 2015 Posted on March 25 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Valentine s Day 2015 was an amazing day at the Florissant Fossil Beds Over 800 visitors came to the Monument and participated in a variety of activities From counting birds to Continue Reading Posted in Activities Ranger Guided Hikes and Astronomy Programs Posted on January 9 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Join Us in the New Year for Ranger Guided Hikes and Astronomy Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Is getting more exercise and or spending more time outdoors on your Continue Reading Posted in Activities Post navigation Older posts Newer posts Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle

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  • Species Spotlight: Palaeovespa florissantia | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    gift shop To a non scientific person it seems highly illogical to say that an object is in one sense of priceless value and in another only worth ten or fifty cents The value of a new species of fossil fly or beetle in a money sense is of course very small since neither museums nor naturalists can afford to give large sums for objects which bake no bread and which at the time interest perhaps fewer than half a dozen persons in the world On the other hand such specimens form part of the material of science and essential parts of the great structure of knowledge and will continue for unknown generations to tell their humble but not insignificant tale of what has been To lose or destroy them is like removing a brick from some splendid building the building will not fall but the offense is intolerable T D A Cockerell Colorado A Million Years Ago Journal of the American Museum of Natural History 1916 Melissa Barton Photo Credits NPS Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Palaeovespa Michael Apel living paper wasp and nest This entry was posted in Paleontology Species Spotlight by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink 4 thoughts on Species Spotlight Palaeovespa florissantia Pingback Bringing museum collections to the public The Magic Word Shiloh Johnson on October 11 2010 at 9 47 pm said Hello I have found what I believe to be is a fossilized wasp nest I could be wrong but it seems tto have even small eggs in it I don t know much about these things but from what I have found it is strange to find one in Michigan If you have any information to help me learn about my finding please let me know Thank

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  • Species Spotlight: Mountain Bluebird | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    season usually when they are attached to a particular breeding site Mountain bluebirds often imprint on the type of nest they were raised in This year s pair may be last year s returning their offspring or a different pair entirely After the eggs hatch the female broods the nestlings for a week while the male provides food After that the female broods only at night and both parents hunt insects for the young You may see the male in particular aggressively chasing Richardson s ground squirrels Spermophilus richardsonii away from the area of the nest While Richardson s ground squirrels are only known to eat the eggs of ground nesting birds on rare occasion other species of ground squirrels are egg predators This is a great time of the year to observe mountain bluebirds as the adults are extremely active hunting insects to feed their constantly hungry young Keep your eyes open for that flash of blue around the Visitor Center and on the trails Melissa Barton Photo Credit Elaine R Wilson NaturesPicsOnline com Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2 5 license This entry was posted in Species Spotlight by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink One thought on Species Spotlight Mountain Bluebird Tricia on March 7 2015 at 11 39 pm said Hi admin i found this post on 22 spot in google s search results I m sure that your low rankings are caused by hi bounce rate This is very important ranking factor One of the biggest reason for high bounce rate is due to visitors hitting the back button The higher your bounce rate the further down the search results your posts and pages will end up so having reasonably low bounce rate is important for improving your rankings naturally There

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  • The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, Inc. | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds | Page 3
    the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc On Sunday September 13 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will host a special aspen leaf hike for fourth graders and their families As part of the nation wide Every Kid in Continue Reading Posted in Activities Night Sky Programs in September Posted on August 30 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc This September Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will offer two Night Sky Programs one of which is a specail Eclipse Watching event for a Total Lunar Eclipse Both offer the opportunity Continue Reading Posted in Activities Free Admission and Special Programs Posted on August 23 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument wants to give you a present free admission Come to the Continue Reading Posted in Activities 2015 Summer Seminars A Great Summer Full of Learning and Fun Posted on August 21 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc This summers Friends seminars were truly fun for all for the participants and those who hosted The 8 seminars touched on natural resources paleo geo archaeology storytelling geography and technology Continue Reading Posted in Activities Wildflower Walks at Florissant Fossil Beds NM Posted on July 10 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Every Sunday through 08 30 2015 Join Ranger Shawn to discover local wildflowers Roam for 1 3 miles on and off trail among the back country s blooms Wildflower walks are offered weekly every Sunday Continue Reading Posted in Uncategorized Post navigation Older posts Newer posts Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the

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  • Free Admission and Special Programs | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    Ranger Guided HIke Trees that Tell a Story Join Ranger Shawn on a 2 3 hour hike to learn about the Native American connections to this area by examining culturally modified trees 10 00 AM Interpretive Talk Join a ranger in the amphitheater behind the visitor center for a 20 30 minute interpretive program to learn about Florissant s prehistory 11 00 AM Family Hike with a Ranger Join Ranger Jeff on a 1 hour family friendly hands on hike on the one mile Petrified Forest Loop 1 00 PM 3 00 PM Fossil Discovery Lab See an exciting demonstration of how tiny insect and leaf fossils are found at Florissant Fossil Beds and participate in your own fossil search and microscope discovery 3 00 PM 4 00 PM Hornbek Homestead Tour the 1878 Hornbek Homestead and learn about an extraordinary settler Adeline Hornbek This entry was posted in Activities by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana

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  • 2015 Summer Seminars – A Great Summer Full of Learning and Fun | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    These seminars provided Adams State University graduate credit and BOCES CE credit for teachers 44 0 5 half graduate credits were earned by the participants and several teachers opted for BOCES credit Highlights of the seminars included A hike on the new geologic trail showing us where the new waysides will be placed great hands on activities to do teaching students about archaeology a hike with Enos Mills who came down from Rocky Mountain NP to spend the day with us and wildflowers galore filled two days with wonderful moments identifying well over one hundred different plants During the Follow a Fossil Behind the Scenes of the Florissant Fossil Beds NM seminar all participants met all of the paleontology interns when they each did part of the presentation We had a chance to get into the Paleo lab and saw all of the cutting edge science in terms of preservation that everyone is working on Every year the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds sponsor one of the Paleo interns which is usually 4500 Your membership and donations help us to fund an intern every year This year the intern was Emily Thorpe In the article by Dr Herb Meyer in our newsletter you can read all about Emily and the other interns and what they worked on this summer Many thanks to Roger Greenlaw one of seminar participants who took many great pictures of all of the seminars Roger is also a member of the Friends This entry was posted in Activities by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest

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  • Wildflower Walks at Florissant Fossil Beds NM | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    Spotlight News Post navigation Previous Next Wildflower Walks at Florissant Fossil Beds NM Posted on July 10 2015 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Every Sunday through 08 30 2015 Join Ranger Shawn to discover local wildflowers Roam for 1 3 miles on and off trail among the back country s blooms Wildflower walks are offered weekly every Sunday throughout the summer season Meet at the Visitor Center 719 748 3253 ext 202 This entry was posted in Uncategorized by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the website here National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds Webcam Harper s Ferry Center Partners Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Colorado College Lake George Gem Mineral Club National Scenic Byways Program Pikes Peak Historical Society Rocky Mountain Nature Association University

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