• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    Due to a medical emergency with the group coordinator, the Ute Dance has been cancelled for Saturday August 2, 2014

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_gingko

This is the first and only fossil gingko leaf from Florissant fossil beds. The gingko is a “living fossil” as the genus appeared approximately 250 million years ago, but the modern species can still be found in China.