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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

John Day Fossil Beds Webcams

The rugged and remote landscape of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is fascinating and awe-inspiring. As you admire the colorful layers of volcanic clay on the Sheep Rock Cam, imagine what ancient wonders lay hidden there, encased in a tomb of hardened ash for millions of years.

Fortunately, you don't have to rely entirely on your imagination! Our Paleo Lab Cam gives you a backstage glimpse of real scientists at work. You'll be able to watch, in real time, as our paleontologists meticulously prepare fossils for study and public display.

 
 

Did You Know?

Image of fossilized alder leaves

The fossil leaves found at the Painted Hills represent an assemblage of broad-leaf deciduous trees that were growing on the edge of lakes and streams.