The university is closing the Geological Museum here due to budget cuts and it has been a hot topic in town. It is one of the more popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. I decided to make a trip over and spend some time taking it in before access to this wonderful resource is either severely restricted or completely non-existent. The hope around town and campus is that the budget crisis will subside and they can resume operations but there is no timeframe or way to predict what or when that will happen. The fossils are world class and specifically focus heavily on Wyoming and the ancient life that filled our region over millions of years past. I am saddened to see it close.
"Big Al" the Allosaurus
The giant bird
50 million year old gar - fishing large duckling patterns probably would work
74 million year old crustacean - Crayfish patterns or buggers would have worked :)
Bite marks on the fossilized bone
Finally of course T. Rex