Fossil grasshopper nest found at John Day Fossil Beds

29-million-year-old fossils named for first superintendent of national monument

KIMBERLY, OR – The first ever described fossil grasshopper eggs and egg pod on Earth has been found within the Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

As reported in the journal, Parks Stewardship Forum, Jaemin Lee (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Nicholas Famoso (John Day Fossil Beds National Monument), and Angela Lin (University of Oregon) used micro-CT scans to inves...


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