We learned some years ago how much San Bernardino County Museum has to offer in the natural sciences. So when we read about the new Fossils Underfoot exhibit at the Museum another visit was a must for us.
What sets this new exhibit apart is that the title is literally true. For much of the material in the exhibits was actually found in diggings conducted in the desert areas of San Bernardino County.
Fossils Underfoot opened in late September and will continue until January 4, 2015. To be seen are paleontology collections, as well as restorations of dinosaurs, ancient fish and three-toes horses. Real dinosaur trackways found in the Mojave desert are the only ever discovered in California.
More numerous in California are Ice Age fossils including mastodons and a 15 million year old peccary.
Stand up reproductions of early horses are also to be seen.
San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands just off the 10 freeway. It is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone 909 307-2669, web www.sbcountymuseum.org