Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fossil Rim camps offer something for everyone

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp promises to deliver a howling good time at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, if past feedback is any indication. “When groups come back each year, it is a validation that we are doing something right,” said Ellie Helton, Fossil Rim camp manager. “The mission of the education department is to deliver meaningful […]

Fossil Rim becomes Santa for local family


Monson morphs internship into hoofstock career

It is always nice to begin your target career before your collegiate efforts are complete. This is the enviable situation Mike Monson finds himself in at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Set to earn his Master of Science degree in biology from Cleveland State University before 2017 arrives, the Connecticut native began his tenure at Fossil […]

Art fundraiser elevates small animal surgery

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center’s foray into art show fundraising delivered the goods, and now the facility’s small animals will reap the benefits. Sip, Savor & Support was an open house and art show held at White Buffalo Gallery in Glen Rose on Dec. 3. It featured artists from Texas, Wisconsin and South Africa. The goal […]

Fossil Rim helps local food bank fill its shelves

Come rain or shine, Somervell County Day maintains its effectiveness to the benefit of the Somervell County Food Bank (SCFB). Despite drizzle and cold temperatures Dec. 3 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a steady stream of local folks arrived with nonperishable food items in hand for the food bank, which gained them free admission to […]

Smiles speak volumes at Dream Day 2016

Each year in early December, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center tries to create a memorable occasion where the forecast calls for fun during its “Dream Day” for a select group of local children. For the 10th anniversary of Dream Day, the wildlife center hosted Isaac Turner (age 13), Quinn McClure (8), Logan McClure (6) and Penny […]