Tag: Kansas

Feasting Fish

My excitement and nervousness rose as the powdery gray dust puffed up from where both my friend and I carefully chipped away at the flaky gray rock, revealing tiny areas of black, little by little. Those little areas… Read More

Tackling Pterosaurs

The cheerful sunshine radiated through the large windows of the Kansas ranch-style chapel that warm June afternoon.  I was part of the team taking the last set of questions at a short creation conference after an exciting week… Read More

Making Mosasaurs

Sunlight gleamed off the dark, smooth surface of the object, revealing a depth of color that dramatically contrasted the light colored dirt it sat on.  It was a familiar, fascinating fossil . . . a mosasaur tooth.  Exploring… Read More

Purple Poppy Mallow

Captivated by the vibrant magenta color dotting the patchy grass, I gently plucked one of the roadside wildflowers by the Kansas state sign.  I had been admiring those colorful, cup-shaped flowers out the car window for at least… Read More

Fossils in the Field

A snappy breeze broke the intense heat of the mid-afternoon summer sunshine.  Rolls of thunder sounded in the distance, now a little closer than before.  Looking up at the growing storm clouds, I knew it was time to… Read More

Picking Through Gray Days – And Finding Treasure

This poem uses a personal reflection of delicate work on fossils to illustrate points about work, success, and life in general.  It’s written from the author’s experience working on fossil field jackets – essentially big chunks of rock… Read More

Fish Tales

The whirling wind swirled my once-neatly pulled back hair in every direction as I intently chipped away at the dirt around the fossil.  Almost breathless with anticipation, my excitement grew every time we brushed away the dirt to reveal yet… Read More

Fishy Finds

“Come see the fossil I found with Mr. David!” The boy called out to me across a ravine with an irresistible smile. Though nearly breathless, I still had a lot of momentum from running down the rough terrain,… Read More

Creation Clues for Kids, Vol. 3 No. 4

Dinosaur fossils Do you like dinosaurs?  Ever wonder if it might be fun to ride on the back of a long-necked Apatosaurus or visit a triceratops at a petting zoo?  On the other hand, you might look at… Read More

Finding a Kansas Dragon Fossil

The anticipation built as I carefully chipped away at the moist, flaky rock chunk with a butter knife, knowing that after many weeks of slow progress, I had to be just centimeters away from finding a fossil.  A… Read More