Note . . . Because of our extended trip, this report will be broken up into several posts.
On Tuesday Merkin, Dr. J and I went to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Station. We went to the Natural History Museum. First we saw the fossils. We saw mammoths, mastodons (you can tell the difference between mammoths and mastodons by looking at their teeth. The mammoth had the flat teeth of a grazer and the mastodons had the bumpy teeth of a browser), trilobites, crinoids, giant sloths, giant bisons, giant musk oxen, and we saw several different types of rock. There was a cave that you could walk through and explore. There were real bats! There were waterfalls in the cave. And there was an ice tunnel going through a glacier. The tunnel led to the Big Bone Lick exhibit. There was a mammoth dying in a bog. And there was a giant sloth. Close by was a smilodon . . . a saber-toothed cat. That night we stayed at General Butler State Park. Check back tomorrow about our adventures at Big Bone Lick State Park and fossil hunting behind Walmart.