Big Bend National Park
We had great weather during our visit to Big Bend. We stayed at the Stillwell Ranch just outside the park. The park, like every thing in Texas, is huge. Milage for each days foray ranged from 80 to 140 miles round trip. The landscape offers stunning vistas.
It has been raining and if you look closely, you will see flowers everywhere.
130 million years ago Big Bend was covered by a shallow inland sea that stretched all the way into Canada.
There is a wonderful new fossil exhibit that should not be missed.
|The Mosasaur, a carnivorous lizard, |
prowled these here 90 million years ago.
|What the Mosasaur may have looked like.|
|Xiphactinus Top to bottom this head is about 3 feet. |
One was discovered in Kansas that had eaten a 6 foot fish.