Petrified Forest NP (@PetrifiedNPS )

Petrified Forest NP

Bio Petrified Forest National Park: one of the best deposits of Late Triassic fossils, Painted Desert badlands, grassland, and over 10,000 years of human history.
Location NE Arizona, U.S.A.
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Account created 06-02-2010 17:04:33
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Twitter Web App : A collaborative research group published yesterday an article documenting several petrified tree trunks at PEFO with preserved fire scars, showing a drought signal in the Triassic wood.

Read it here: nature.com/articles/s4159…

#parkscience #triassicpark (am)

Twitter Web App : Compare a Jasper Forest image in 1902 and 2017. This one does illustrate the differences in camera formats over the last century. (hl) #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #history #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #PetrifiedForest #NPS #nationalpark

Twitter Web App : Today is cool, but beautiful! I took this at lunch from Lacey Point, looking towards the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Very few people out and about in the park.(hl) #PetrifiedForest

Twitter Web App : Plateau Fence Lizard (Sceloporus tristichus) is typically out sunning on a warm day, but begins to hibernate at this time of the year. Its chevron patterns are made up of keeled scales, helping it to blend into its surroundings. Credit NPS (hl) #wildlife #PetrifiedForest

Twitter Web App : Did you know that this Veterans Day and everyday thereafter, veterans and Gold Star Families will have free access to the treasured public lands they or their loved ones fought to protect? (hl) #VeteransDay #feefreeday nps.gov/subjects/npsce…

Twitter Web App : In celebration of Veterans Day, it is a fee free day in the national parks! Celebrate our veterans out in the national parks, here at Petrified Forest or one close to home. Happy Veterans Day! (hl) #VeteransDay #feefreeday nps.gov/planyourvisit/…

Twitter Web App : Devil’s Playground under the stars. Petrified Forest is an International Dark Sky Park. Credit NPS/Jacob Holgerson (hl) #ida #nightsky #darksky #scenery #PetrifiedForest #nationalpark

Twitter Web App : The park has featured cultural demos from the various tribes: Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, & White Mountain Apache. These artists sell items, show how they are made, talk about their personal journey & their culture. #IndigenousHeritage #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

Twitter Web App : The entire park will be closed on November 26, 2020, and Dec. 25. We will open back up at 8am the next day. Be safe and have fun! Image Wild Turkey, credit NPS Photo #parkhours

Twitter Web App : Compare a 1970s postcard to a photo of the current Keystone Arch. The postcard, btw, is one of those plastic 3D ones with the faintly corrugated surface that changed slightly if you moved it. (hl) #thenandnow #PetrifiedForest #NPS

Twitter Web App : Beeweed (Cleome serrulata) has a variety of traditional uses: food, medicine, and pigment. Many of the sherds of black on white ceramics found in the park made by the ancestral Puebloans are decorated with this pigment. (hl) #IndigenousHeritage #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

Twitter Web App : Kataigidodon venetus is a 220 million year old early mammal relative, which are very rare in Triassic rocks of western North America. Its name means blue thunderstorm tooth after the location it was found in the park. #parkscience #triassicpark Art: Hannah and Ben Kligman (am)