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Sixteen-year-old Isaac Bynar Calley of Flagstaff was fascinated with honey pot ants before his untimely death from a seizure last year. Isaac’s mom Charlie says he loved the social community of ant colonies and entertained her every day with ant trivia.


Ryan Heinsius

There’s a new exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff—actually, it’s an old exhibit re-imagined. Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau originally opened in 1980. It was an expansive look at many of the region’s tribal cultures including the Havasupai, Navajo and Hopi. The museum recently unveiled a total makeover of the exhibit, nearly a decade in the making. It was put together in close consultation with the tribes. Dr. Robert Breunig curated both versions, and gave KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius a tour.


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. 


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