Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fossils

FossilsThis week the theme for the Macro Mondays group in Flickr was "primitive." I thought this was a tough topic. I wasn't sure what to do and thought I'd pass. However, Dianne the creative idea person suggested a rock. That jogged my memory about some rocks we picked up many months ago at Caesar's Creek State Park. I know nothing about geology or paleontology. When we visited the Natural History museum in Washington, DC, we saw a fossil exhibit where many of the specimens came from Ohio. Here is another page about fossils from southwest Ohio.

These macros show some of the fossil pieces embedded in shale. The largest bits are about the size of a dime. The bit in the last image is a little smaller.

Fossil

Fossil on the Edge

2 comments:

Angie said...

That second photograph is wonderful. Well done!

Erika said...

I worked as a Naturalist at Sharon woods for a bit... so I actually know a bit about fossils.. who wudda thunk it? Cincinnati fossils are special. There from the Ordovician period. We were once a shallow sea!

You should check out the Gorge trail at Sharon Woods! I think Sharonville also has a free fossil park... and you're free to take them home.