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The day I went fishing for fossils (part IV)
Denis Arcand posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsFishing for fossils might sound like a strange hobby, but I've discovered that it's the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement. Instead of reeling in fish, I'm reeling in ancient fossils from the Richelieu river. And while I might not have any fish tales to tell, I do have some great stories about my fossil-hunting adventures. It might not be the most conventional hobby, but it's certainly a fun one. And the best part? No fishing license required! The Lorraine Group is known for its abundance of fossils, which provides valuable information about the region's past environ
The day I went fishing for fossils (part III)
Denis Arcand posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsFall promises to be spectacular in many ways. If you dream of colors, you will like the following. I like fossil hunting in the fall, although it's not really hunting, the fossils are underwater so it's more like fishing. Anyway, this is one of my many trips to this place, it's not very far and it allows me to go for a weekend nature walk. This is Ordovician, the site is not as beautiful or rich in fossils as the other sites we see in this forum, but it is rich in brachiopods, crinoids, bryozoans and gastropods. This time, I chose a theme to showcase my special finds of the day.
Ordovician, Nicolet River Formation, Sowerbyella
Denis Arcand posted a gallery image in Members Gallery
From the album: Fossil ArtThis picture was taken as is, it was not photoshopped, everything is real in the picture. Only the contrast has been adjusted a little bit. I took this picture at a small beach where the fossils are underwater, so I literarily fish for the fossils. You can read my two articles on the subject by clicking on the following links: The day I went fishing for fossils (part I) The day I went fishing for fossils (part II)
The day I went fishing for fossils (part II)
Denis Arcand posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsMy first post was so popular that I decided to do a second. I went to the same place, and found more many rich and colorful fossils, and got enough material to write to you about it. For those who missed my first post, you will find it HERE As you will see in this article, I combine my two passions, collecting fossils and color photography. I love color, creating black and white photographs of fossils is good for scientific research, when you are a paleontologist and want to record the small details for science and posterity. But for people who are just starting to explore the wor
Fossil "Gifts" from Mother Nature! What did YOU get?
JamieLynn posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionThere's no title I could think of that didn't sound odd....Show us your Nature's Gifts! Have you been Gifted by Nature? Show us! Yeesh. WHAT I MEAN IS HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN A "GIFT" BY MOTHER NATURE!??! In other words...show us your fossils that were just LAYING there...waiting for you to notice them! In perfect or almost perfect condition, highlighted by a little sunlight (or not). literally just sitting there waiting for you to pick it up! Most of the time we hunt, scrounge, dig, scrape or otherwise discover fossil finds. Other times they are there just for the picking up, but SOMETIMES....
Took a trip today.
Darktooth posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsToday I decided it was time to get out of the house and some fresh air. I took my two youngest boys to the town of Chittenango. We visited Chittenango Creek which is a popular fishing spot as well as Chittango falls state park. While I wasn't planning on a fossil hunt, we did stop at a roadcut that I have driven by many times. It turns out that it appears to hold some goodies despite the fact that the shale is very fragile. While we were there we were also able to enjoy some of nature's living gems as well.