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Free Lecture: From Ancient Rivers to Silent Cliffs

April 5, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MDT

Gretchen Hurley, P.G., Geologist, with the Bureau of Land Management’s Cody Field Office, presents “From Ancient Rivers to Silent Cliffs: The Geomorphology of Golden Eagle Nesting and Hunting Habitats in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.”

Recent research conducted by Draper Curatorial Assistant Bonnie Smith highlights the importance of sandstone cliffs as a palette for ancient Native American artists in depicting area wildlife, including thunderbird forms. Hurley’s talk ties in to this recent research by exploring the geological nature of these sandstone cliffs as preferred by golden eagles for nesting habitat, hunting, and reconnaissance perches.


April 5, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm