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 »
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 name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.