Monument Rocks, Or The Chalk Pyramids, In Grove County Kansas, Captured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The beautiful and ancient sight of Monument Rocks, or the chalk pyramids, is displayed on this attractive acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The formations were formed approximately eighty million years ago when water covered the region. Buried within the chalk structures are the fossils of the creatures that lived within the waters, such as fish, sharks, and turtles. One such fossil is the 'fish within a fish' which is housed at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas. This is the fossil of a Xiphactinous which had eaten a Gillicus, hence the name given to this unusual find. Today the area is dry but there are plenty of animals in the area such as kestrels, pronghorns, and jack rabbits.
Visiting Monument Rocks In Grove County, Kansas
The Monument Rocks site, in Kansas, was the first to be recognised by the United States Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. This is a programme to conserve natural areas within the country. A spectacular sight to see the area is popular with visitors. Although it is on private property the owners of the land allow visitors and no special permission is needed. As well as being a hot bed for fossils the area is good place to experience nature. A variety of birds take to the sky, including sparrows, hawks, and golden eagles. On the ground there are coyotes around the site together with lizards and snakes. Together with Castle Rock, which lies thirty one miles to the east, Monument Rocks is jointly listed amongst the Eight Wonders of Kansas. You can appreciate the unusual beauty of Monument Rocks in Kansas from our acrylic fridge magnet.