This museum display in Sydney gave me the willies...Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, which opened for business last year. The fossil creatures on display were found by the bulldozers of the Fairmead Waste Facility. They were digging a garbage dump, and found a treasure trove of fossil bones; 27 species of mammals and a half dozen other creatures dating from the Pleistocene. I finally got to see it a few weeks ago, and I find it to be a wonderful science resource for the region. It is well worth a visit.
Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County
19450 Avenue 21 ½
Chowchilla, CA 93610
Take the Hwy 99 Exit 164, SW corner of Road 19 ½ & Avenue 21 ½