Photographs from Hopkins Pond
It’s hard to imagine that there dinosaurs roaming these woods, but a trip to where the first dinosaurs might be interesting.
In my trip to Jurassic Park, I was trying to capture a sense of the place.
I’ve gotten WP back into shape with a new theme, so I will be adding more images soon, so check back.
Ultimately, Hopkins Pond is just a cute pond on the edge of a chichi town. Yet, Hopkins Pond is also the site of the discovery of the first dinosaur skeleton by William Foulke and a Penn professor, Dr. Joseph Leidy, in 1858 — only 16 years after Dinosaurs were recognized as a group of ancient animals. Prior to the discovery at Hopkins Pond, only bits and pieces had been found and documented in the US and Europe.
Haddonfield’s iconic Hadrosaurus foulkii is on view on the main street of the town, re-animated by the Jurassic Park scientists and then taxidermied by the locals