Sunday, February 05, 2012

February 5th, 2012

A few weeks ago, my mom went with her parents—and Caleb, to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Being my mom, she took a lot of pictures and we wanted to share them all with you! Since we can’t share all of them (she took 186 pictures!), we decided to share the best of!!

So this time, we’re going to share pictures of the fossils/skeletons that we liked.

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This is a plesiosaurus! It turns out that it is a genus of dinosaur, so Mom doesn’t know which species it is. There is a plaque near that tree in the lower left corner that says this plesiosaurus’ name is Heidi!

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She was hanging in the main entryway near the mammoth! Look at that long neck!

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This is a torosaurus. Mom and I really like dinosaurs, and this fellow was quite the looker!

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This is a dromaeosaurus. This is another genus of dinosaur, not species. I guess they don’t think people will go to Wikipedia and look stuff up after they go home!

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This is a shovel tusked elephant from China. He or she was housed in a large area with many different fossils, so we didn’t get a good photo of the rest of it. I wouldn’t want to meet him/her on a dark night! Very scary!

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The fossil in the foreground is a moa. Mom says that the next time she goes there, she’s going to take notes so she can remember which kind of moa it was! I’m impressed with how tall it was! The skeleton in the background is of a mastodon!

I hope you all have been enjoying our museum pictures! Mom loves taking pictures, and I love posting about them, so it all works out!

Marlowe II

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures!

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  2. Wow Marlowe! I'm so glad those Moas don't land on our bird table!
    Hugs,
    Trumble

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  3. Nice Museum photos Marlowe. Dinosaurs are cool, RAWRH!

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