With its three horns and large neck frill, Triceratops, is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. This herbivores date to the last 3 million years of the Cretaceous Period (145.5 mil to 65.5 mil years ago), making it one of the last of the non-avian dinosaurs to have evolved. Join us to learn about the natural history of “Trikes”, and get a sneak peak at William’s ongoing project to determine whether the frills could have been used for heat regulation.

William Bragg, is a geology student at the University of Cincinnati who has been interested in paleontology since age two and has studied Ceratopsians since age 12.

* Natural History Society of Maryland’s Fossil Club is a group of novice and more experienced collectors will meet to exchange knowledge and help with fossil identification, discuss fossil locations, as well as other fossil related topics. Monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at the Natural History Society of Maryland. Due to COVID, NHSM is opening up this club meeting to all. Non-members are asked to donate $5. If you are a fossil enthusiast, please consider joining (https://www.marylandnature.org/club-membership/). The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.


  • NHSM Fossil Club Member : $0
  • Non-Members Suggested Donation : $5
  • COVID Relief Option : $0

To register for this event, follow this link: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/triceratops-the-frill-of-it-all/