Saturday, February 5, 2022

Return to Childhood Fossil Collecting Site


Last weekend I got a chance to visit my cousin Steven who lives on the road I grew up on. A small creek flows through this area that I spent many, many hours playing, exploring and observing this aquatic trail. While the creek was partially frozen over, I did see a number of crinoid and brachiopod fossils. Memories of crinoid columns being found are what I remember, at the time I thought they were fossilized plant stems. Below is the picture of brachiopod and fossils in a rock slab. Fossil dates to the Mississippian Period.