Nesting Sites

Each day would certainly create an ever widening circle of trees and shrubs stripped of their foliage. This noisy ritual for survival would have attracted the attention of every predator in the region resulting in carcasses of dead Maiasaurs beginning to collect around the colony. The moment the hatchlings were ready to leave the nest most certainly would have coincided with the time the parents could no longer make the return trip to locate new areas of unbrowsed vegetation. Parents and juveniles would then depart toward greener pastures and away from predators.