• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Petrified Wood Gallery

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Petrified wood was the raison d'etre for the creation of Petrified Forest National Park (originally national monument). The fossils come in so many idfferent shades and shapes, reflecting the trees that were alive over 200 million years ago.

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Pallid bat sleeping on a wall.

There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...