PREVIOUSLY, ON BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:-Grace Albers and I are taking a trip down to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado.
-We arrived in the evening.
-We decided to check out some nearby petroglyph sites before dark.
A few other petroglyphs!
bighorn sheep or something! That's the only animal that I can think of that would live in the area and would look like this: I think the horns are too big to be a pronghorn or a bison.
lizards that we saw at various places on the trip! Looks like it might have lost part of its tail I think! I am pretty sure that it is a lizard called the eastern fence lizard!
Below, you can see a lizard petroglyph around the middle of the picture!
Pyg chilling with some lizard petroglyphs as well!
Just a few more lizard petroglyphs!
This here plant is an interesting one called Mormon Tea! Mormon Tea is a member of the genus Ephedra, the only member of its order, the order Ephedrales, which in turn is a part of the large group of plants called gymnosperms. The gymnosperms, along with the flowering plants the angiosperms, make up the spermatophytes, or the seed-producing plants. All of this complicated nonsense was just to say that plants such as the Mormon Tea are generally considered to be more primitive!
The sun kept going down, and resulted in some more awesome scenery!
bats, but birds! This is a type of bird called a nighthawk, which we actually talked a bit about a few weeks ago! Click HERE to see that post!
trees growing out of the side of a cliff face! I believe these were piñon pines!
rabbit trying to hide from us!
Next time: THE QUARRY!