To celebrate the recent discovery of a baby mammoth tooth along Salt Creek, Friends of Wilderness Park will host a special event focusing on prehistoric life.
Nebraska State Museum collection manager George Corner will give the presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at 2 Pillars Church, 1430 South St. The talk is part of the group's monthly membership meeting and is free and open to the public.
Wilderness Park day-campers found a baby mammoth tooth while wading waist-high through the thick mud of Salt Creek on July 21.
A million years ago, Nebraska was the home of prehistoric camels, sloths and saber-toothed cats. With the heavy rainfall in May, some of these fossils were unearthed.