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Howdy all! A few more odd finds from the Bridgeport Pennsylvanian matrix. I could use your help! 1. Size 1/4 inch The first one looks maybe like one of the sponge Girtycoelia surrounded by ...something. A bryzoan perhaps? It does not look like any bryzoan i know, but i know very little about the Pennsylvanian (although I did get the Color Guide on CD! yay!) Close up 2. This thing: Size 1/16th inch. I thought it was a seedpod originally (which in my previous posts....yeah, those were indeed seed pods...finally crushed on of them). I tried to
I woke up to 31F this morning...perfect kayaking conditions! Actually, winds were light, making the big water of Lake Bridgeport smooth as glass, so I stayed pretty dry on my 6 hour paddle trip into the Pennsylvanian Period. I canvassed a bunch of exposures above the waterline, and just as many below. The disconcerting factor since last trip a year or 2 ago was the explosion of zebra mussels. I don’t see a way of reversing this situation, and it hurts collecting more so than the onset of shoreline development. When water is up, they take over. And when it drops, forget about e