Friday, 6 April 2007

Fossil Hunters at Pigeon Lake

While out at our good friends' cottage on Pigeon Lake, Ontario, my five-year old nephew and I went for a walk. These days he's always picking up rocks. Since there is a lot of shale on the beach there, I suggested we look for fossils.
A few minutes later, and bingo! My nephew has his first fossil. Our hosts were gracious enough to let us keep it.
It appears to be a shell, and it looks similar to a cockle, perhaps like a small specimen of Acrosterigma? (Thank you, Dorling Kindersley handbooks!) Trying to identify it together at home was half the fun.


Nathan Bird said...

Thanks for your comment and link to Naomi's poem. Back at our parent's house we have several trilobite fossils in an old rock collection; I should really find them again. It's somewhat of a shared fascination.

Glendon Mellow said...

I found Naomi's poem when looking through the blog search to see what other trilobite connections there are. It's a beautiful poem, and I found some other pieces I liked on that site too.

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