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Prehistoric Landscape In Houston


Above is a picture I took in Houston a few weeks ago that felt to me what a prehistoric landscape where dinosaurs lived would look like.

You never know what you will find when you drive around and look at the world.

You can see dinosaur tracks in Texas at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.

The new paleontology hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is very good.

Prehistoric Life by DK Publishing is a great resource to learn about the history of life on Earth.

December 17, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Sago cycads date back to before the Jurassic. I have found the best way to restore a weak sago back to health is to burn off all its leaves in the winter. I discovered this quite by accident when I caused an “incident” in a fiend’s backyard in December 2010 when we had the dry winter that led to the 2011 drought. Three months later that sago put out huge new leaves and grew six inches taller. By early June it sent up a huge reproductive stalk.

    BTW, most of our magnolias are not very different from what grew back in the Cretaceous.

    Comment by bacopa | December 18, 2012

  2. “Above is a picture I took in Houston a few weeks ago that felt to me what a prehistoric landscape where dinosaurs lived would look like.”

    I don’t say this much, but you’re spot on. It’s not much of a leap to see those bare palm trunks as brontosauruses.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | December 18, 2012

  3. As I was scrolling down, first things I saw were the tips of whatever those plants are – immediate thought was that those were the heads of dinosaurs. Love the photo!

    Comment by Newton | December 18, 2012

  4. Three helpful and insightful comments. Thank you.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 19, 2012

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