• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Current Research

Research at the monument

If you are interested in conducting scientific research at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument please submit an application for a permit through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

Learn more about research at the monument:

Microscopic timecapsules
Measuring ancient mountains
Studying ancient patterns
In search of fossil mammals
Well preserved?
Ancient forest pests
Have you ever changed your name?
Diatoms of the Florissant Formation
Rock layers of Florissant

 

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Prodryas persephone was the first fossil butterfly found in North America. This specimen was discovered by the homesteader Charlotte Hill and is now housed at Harvard University. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.To learn More...