We just received the most beautiful, well-written, scientific book in the mail by @ichnologist! Get your copy now!

Metamorphosis takes time…

Anise swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) chrysalis in the Butterfly Pavilion today. #nofilter #nhmla #lepidoptera

Sharks are cool, but marine reptiles ruled during the Cretaceous! Happy #MosasaurMonday from Plotosaurus and Platecarpus (Mural by Julius Csotonyi) at the Los Angeles County Museum. #nhmla #sharkweek

Dreaming of a vacation where you can squish your toes in the sand?

This ankylosaur from the Jurassic did just that! This footprint from Utah can be seen in the Fossil Wall in the Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Specimen # LACM11452

Today’s #FossilFriday is dinosaur coprolite (poop) that Tony Martin, Lee and I found in the Two Medicine Fm. last weekend. Look at the plant material inside! Seriously amazing. I miss Montana.