Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Saturday, December 12, 2015


By Blake Reher

Deep in the frozen ground in desolate Antarctica,
Waits a fossil to be exposed by man or raging storm.
This cunning theropod was an age-old predator
Who fought to survive in a world filled with danger.
Hatched from an egg in the imposing Jurassic world,
Standing on two legs, running fast, and crowned with a regal crest—
This creature lived and reigned 183 million years ago:
Its name was Cryolophosaurus, a majestic dinosaur.
Found in an ice-covered tomb in Antarctica.

Original art by Blake Reher.

About the author: Blake Reher is the program assistant for the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society Pebble Pups. He is also a volunteer ranger with the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. He attends high school in Colorado Springs. He is 16.

Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery

Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.