Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fossil Hunting

A couple weekends ago Andrew's brother and his wife came out to visit us for a few days. Of course the weather turned rainy and gloomy the moment our visitors arrived, like it has with every family visit we've had. We all decided to brave the rain and fossil hunt at Ceasar Creek State Park. The place we accidentally discovered while on a hunting trip of a different kind (antiques) in Waynesville, Oh.
You really can't beat the free permits and the ability to take any palm-sized fossil out of the park with you. We found some pretty good specimens this time. I apologize in advance, I don't have the handy booklet that tells you the type of fossils these are and we've kind of made up our own names, and I'm pretty sure none of them are scientific.

We call these ones "corals", but they aren't they are actually some creature that we don't remember the name of, but they sure do look like coral.

My favorite find of the day, that spiral in the middle.
The texture of that one is amazing. Click to enlarge.
Shark tooths. (yeah, tooths.) I told you they weren't scientific (or grammatically correct).

Our haul. It was fun, muddy and it rained for a good 20 minutes we were out there. But, like I said, you just can't beat free fossils and digging around in the mud.

1 comment:

  1. AHHHH! That sounds like so much fun! I love fossils. :D I need to see if we have something like this!