Was out this past week and a half with students in the Bridger
(Green River) Basin of southwestern Wyoming. Highschool Teen
Science Scholars, undergraduate students, other scientists, DMNS
volunteers, and a few dogs. The Green River Basin is a
treasure trove of Eocene critters that lived about 50-48 million
years ago. During that time southwestern Wyoming was more like
Louisana or Florida.
It's also now home to more arid-adapted mammals such as kangaroo
rats, pocket mice, and even some chipmunks that live out in the
sagebrush. A good time was had by all even though it was hot,
dusty, and continually windy.