At the Stamford library today here in the UK February the 19th 2015 2.00pm to 4.30pm was a very busy time for the members of the Stamford and District Geological Society. Being as it is half -term holidays for the children we found ourselves inundated with lots of families pouring through the doors of this historic building. To join us for an afternoon of prehistoric fun, quizzes and craft activities.
It was a wet and windy day with most of those looking a bit bedraggled. That certainly didn’t deter the children form dragging mums and dads along to show off their fossils that they had collected from all around the country.
Some of the fossils where brought along just to show other enthusiasts but also a lot of them where brought along for our team to give it our best shot to try and identify them or at least guide them in the right direction.
Due to popular demand the question asked many times from the parents was “where can we take our children to go fossiling “. So we struck upon an idea and are now going to organise this summer a family oriented field trip to a local nature reserve which has spoil piles of Oxford Clay full of Belemnites and Gryphaea.
Elliot was extremely helpful in helping to i.d. some of the Oxford Clay fauna that was bought in. He also took along with him two ammonites from his collection to show on the display table.
I took 50 membership leaflets to join the Stamford and District Geological Society they were all gone by the end of the day. So hopefully fingers crossed we may see some new members joining us this year.
Here are a few photos of the event.
And a few photos of the many fossils brought in.
It was just a few hours with fossils and a lot of smiling faces…..perfect.