Note: Due to a county wide planned power outage, Stonerose will have limited hours on Sunday, July 17. The Interpretive Center will be open from 8-11am, and the Boot Hill Fossil Site will be open for fossil hunting from 8-10 am.
Our first “Celebrate Stonerose at the Burke: Funding Fabulous Fossils!” was a success! Read about it here.
We are open daily through Sept 4, from 8-5. The latest time to go up to the site to hunt for fossils is 3 pm. The site will close for your safety during extreme heat.
Sept.7 through October 30, we return to our Wednesday through Sunday schedule.
STONEROSE INTERPRETIVE CENTER & EOCENE FOSSIL SITE
Come Find 49 MILLION YEAR OLD Fossils!
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2016 Membership Dig. April 29, 30 and May 1 members will be getting “first crack” at our Boot Hill site in Republic! This annual event is one of the benefits of membership, and marks the beginning of the fossil hunting season. The hill will open to the general public on May 4.Our three “resident” scientists, Dr. […]
FOSSIL HUNT AT OUR EOCENE FOSSIL SITE
The public is welcome to visit Stonerose and search for fossils in our Eocene fossil beds. At the time of your visit, the Stonerose staff will explain our rules for digging and how to find fossils. After showing all your finds to the staff for identification, you may keep three fossils per day.
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Order Hymenoptera Linnaeus, 1758 Infraorder Siricomorpha Rasnitsyn, 1980 Superfamily Pamphilioidea Cameron, 1890 Family Pamphiliidae Cameron, 1890 Subfamily incertae sedis Genus Ulteramus Archibald and Rasnitsyn, new genus Type species. Ulteramus republicensis Archibald and Rasnitsyn, new species Etymology.The genus name is formed from the Latin ulter, meaning on the farther side,ulteramus republicensisand ramus, meaning branch, referring to […]
STONEROSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY, A WEEKEND OF FUN, FACINATING FOSSILS
Friday was Kid’s day, when local schools bring their students for kid-centric activities. Dr. Bruce Archibald discusses insects with Curlew students. Republic and Curlew students also painted their interpretations of life during the Cenozoic Era.
Speaking of bugs, Sunday’s Guided Dig Event was a big hit. Gregg Wilson led two separate expeditions to the “Corner Lot”, a site reserved for more expert diggers. Lots of insect fossils were recovered. All participants reported having a great time!
Friday evening scientists Dr. Melanie DeVore and Dr. Kathleen Pigg presented an interesting evening discussion “Paleobotany in the Okanogan Highlands and why Republic, especially Stonerose, really matters”.
Saturday evening, Dr. Bruce Archibald presented “Ants, Bees and Wasps; How They Changed the World”. Both presentations were free of charge and open to the public.
Our Famous Fossil
Lisa Barksdale, former Stonerose Curator, and Wes Wehr, former paleobotanist for the Burke Museum, found this amazing lobed Florissantia quilchenensis. This specimen was pictured in the National Geographic magazine in July 2002 in an article titled “The Big Bloom,” because of … Read more