Ashfall Fossil Beds

This week we have been learning about dinosaurs and fossils. So, on our way up to visit Grandma and Papa Booth we decided to stop by Ashfall Fossil Beds. These “beds” where made after a mega volcano in southern Idaho exploded and spewed lots of ash into the air. The animals of the time headed to the water holes to help alleviate the effects of the lung disease they had developed from breathing in the ash. This water hole has lots and lots of rhino fossils. It was really neat to see, especially since it is an active dig site.

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