Digging for Dino Eggs on "Egg Mountain" in Montana With Famed Paleontologist Jack Horner

West of the small town of Choteau, Montana, near the Rocky Mountain Front, is a very special site known for its dinosaurs called the Beatrice Taylor Dinosaur Research Station, owned by the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.

Over the past 30 years this research area has produced the first dinosaur egg clutches known from the Western Hemisphere, the first dinosaur embryos found in the world, the first dinosaur nests containing babies and showing for the first time that dinosaurs cared for their young, evidence of the largest group of dinosaur skeletons on earth (evidence of more than 15,000 skeletons), nesting grounds for the duck-billed dinosaur Maiasaura and the little meat-eating dinosaur Troodon, and remains of one of the largest flying reptiles.

The popular name for this research area is "Egg Mountain," and the camp site is called Camp Makela after the late Bob Makela, who worked with Jack Horner in this area for many years.

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