Prescribed Burning in October
Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »
Fish are the most abundant of vertebrate fossils found at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Fossil birds are rare at Florissant. The three species illustrated here have been found in the ancient lake beds.
National Museum of Natural History, USNM-11955
A small variety of mammals have been discovered at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Did You Know?
The Hornbek Homestead is located within the boundaries of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. It was built in 1878 and owned by Adeline Hornbek a rancher and single mother of four teenaged children.