Friday, August 16, 2013

Royal Tyrrell Museum

As I said yesterday, Pat and I had a great time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Here are just a few of the many photos we took there that day.

Let's start with a walk through the Badlands:
In our first guided tour - the Seven Wonders of the Badlands - we learned a lot about the features of this arid valley. The fact I was most shocked about: Canada has native cacti! Not a plant I typically relate to my country, that's for sure!
On our second guided tour, we were able to "dig" for fossils - we found quite a bit of petrified wood and a few bone fragments (which we returned for the next group to find):

After the bright, hot sun in the Badlands, we were more than ready to spend the afternoon in the cool, dark museum.
That last one is an imprint of dinosaur skin!

This is really only a very tiny selection of all there was to see at the museum - I highly recommend it if you find yourself near/in Calgary!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Very cool!! We used to find little fossils around our old place in Southern Ontario all the time. I wish we had kept some, but being kids you never really think about that when there were so many.