Clyde Wynia works with iron and irony. His Jurustic Park is filled with scrap metal sculptures; creatures that Wynia will tell you, with a straight face and a little twinkle in his eye, he discovered buried in nearby McMillan Marsh north of Marshfield.
The "amateur paleontologist" has pieced together a number of these extinct animals from the "iron" age. Particularly striking are the large "Marsh Dragons" on the grounds, one topped with a continuously rotating propellor.
"I've talked to the hospital about using this one as a back up to their rescue helicopter," Wynia said. Asked if that might put accident victims into shock, Wynia notes that the creature is so gentle "it's even got a robin's nest in its mouth."
The creatures are not the only gentle souls at home here. Wynia's workshop is next to his wife Nancy's "Hobbit House" a fanciful cottage where she does glass art and doll making.
A retired lawyer, Wynia astounded fellow scrap metal artist Dr. Evermor when the two talked about welding. "A lawyer who knows something useful, how about that."
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