Category: Animals

Exploring Living Fossils – Part 1

As I scanned the display of familiar Kansas fossils, taking lots of pictures for my personal research record, there was one oddly shaped fossil that didn’t quite seem to fit in with the others.  But, with the overwhelming… Read More

Master of Web Design

A gentle fog lingered in the autumn morning air.  As I walked across the damp grass, I was excited to see the rain gauge after the stormy day before.   I stopped suddenly to gaze at the glistening barrier… Read More

Pterosaur Touchdown

The stunning, blue color made a dramatic contrast to the bright green summer grass.  It was just a single Blue Jay feather sitting on the grass. Feathers always remind me of the incredibly intricate and beautiful way our… Read More

Brilliant Blue

Kneeling on the floor with bated breath and camera in hand, I waited for the butterfly to move.  The large, stubborn Blue Morpho butterfly kept its wings tightly shut as it stood on the plant.  While the butterfly… Read More

Where the Buffalo Roam

Crunch . . . Crunch . . .“Huhhhgh” – a loud sigh followed the heavy noises, close to a tent where the energetic girl and her mother were sleeping.  Over breakfast, stories were told of strange noises heard… Read More

Destruction of the Ammonites

You might come across passages that talk about the destruction or judgment of the people group of “Ammonites” in the Bible, when reading through the Old Testament.  Some of these irritating Ammonites tried to prevent Nehemiah from re-building… Read More

Flying Fossils

“Hurry!  Let’s catch one!” Declared my 5-year old friend, as she ran across the grass, wielding a plastic cup and lid.  Swarms of dragonflies were dancing overhead.  The girl leaped into the air, spinning and reaching her cup… Read More

Jellyfish Sandwich

It had been an incredible, long morning at the international Tuscon fossil and mineral show. I had sore feet, tired eyes, and an empty stomach. Waiting for our last missing team member, I casually looked around at some… Read More

Wondrous Wings

Though standing perfectly still, my eyes danced all around the room trying to follow each of the beautiful, delicate creatures fluttering toward the greenhouse-style ceiling of the imitation rainforest.  I drank in the quiet splendor of the scene,… Read More

Changes – When Things Turn Upside-Down

Life is full of changes.  Sometimes it takes a lot of energy just trying to keep up. There may be seasons we go through when it seems like our whole world just got turned upside-down.  If you feel… Read More