• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    The prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13 has been postponed. If conditions and planning updates are met, the operation may still occur later the month or maybe spring. Check back for updates. More »

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

 

Did You Know?

FLFO_damselfly

Both adults and aquatic nymphs (juveniles) of damselflies and dragonflies have been found at Florissant fossil beds. You can tell the insect pictured is a damselfly because the wings are held above the body instead of held out horizontally like the wings of an airplane, as in dragonflies. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...