Museum of Northern Arizona

Earth Notes: Dinosaur Illustrator Margaret Colbert

Jan 10, 2018
Museum of Northern Arizona

What “happens inside one’s head” is how Margaret Colbert described her own artistic process. That humble observation belies the talent behind this woman’s expert illustrations of dinosaurs of the Colorado Plateau.


Earth Notes: Rare Navajo Blanket

Dec 27, 2017
Museum of Northern Arizona

An unusually beautiful, very old textile resides in the collections of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. It’s a rare, antique blanket woven in New Mexico before 1870, in what’s called the “Classic Period” of Navajo weaving.


Earth Notes: Scutellosaurus

Nov 15, 2017
Margaret Colbert, TCU Press

During the early days of the Jurassic Period, about 200 million years ago, a small dinosaur named Scutellosaurus lawleri roamed the floodplains and forests of what would much later become the Colorado Plateau. 


Dan Kipervaser/4FRI

A kind of ecological treasure hunt is underway in northern Arizona … for thousands of springs scattered across the landscape. It’s such a vast area it’s hard to find them and monitor their health. So scientists are training ordinary citizens to help them in the search.


Michael Collier

Reconciliation ecology is a way to live in places we have already touched. It’s a strategy that acknowledges human presence, yet enhances the environment and improves wildlife habitat.  


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