|Linda at the Witte|
|In the grand entry a huge Quetzalcoatlus northropi hangs above |
as images of other Quetzalcoatlus soar across the screen above.
|Bad ass aquatic dinosaur attacks an early fish.|
|Acrocanthosaures walked across |
the ancient shoreline here 110 million years ago
I liked that each biome was open, not behind glass, displaying the fauna and flora of that region.
|Thornbush - Bob Cat, Quail|
|Pineywoods - Black Bear, Turkey, Possum, Timber Rattler|
|Gulf Coast - Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, |
Coyote, Black Tailed Jackrabbit, Royal Tern
Wonderful life-size dioramas
The paleo-people moved with the seasons to take advantage of the bountiful flora.
4,500 years ago the locals used rock shelters during cold or wet period or times of a social gathering.
Spanish the late arrivals
Tejano freighters formed a lifeline between San Antonio and the rest of Texas and Mexico. Freighters carried not only goods, but news from around the region where they traveled.
In the early years only cattle hides were sold. The meat was consumed locally. After the Civil War cattle drives began in earnest with rancher like Charles Goodnight blazing trails north to the Kansas railheads. Now serious money was made ranching.