Hungry, Hungry Dinosaurs! How the Giant Plant Eaters of the Jurassic Got Enough to Eat

There are a lot of animals that eat plants. Think about the vast herds of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra migrating across the Serengeti, or dense herds of elk during the rut here in Colorado, or even the vast herds of bison that once covered huge swaths of North America. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. Good thing plants are …

Death & Decay in the Late Jurassic

What happens after you die? Well, if you are a dinosaur from the Jurassic Period of western Colorado… it is not pretty. New research from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area has revealed a thriving ecosystem of carnivores, scavengers, and decomposers that feasted on the rotting carcasses of dead dinosaurs.    A research team led by curator …