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The first major event to wash the creek was the nasty February winter we had in the city. Let's recall the ice that melted and went down the creek back in March. Then fast forward to June. I believe the city had rain during the first 2 straight weeks of June in which I remember seeing many creeks being flooded continuously for several days. Then gradually the rain stopped, I waited for some time to give the creek's water level to drop low again, and that's when I set off to visit the ravines of Mimico Creek.
I made two trips to a place at Mimico creek where a cliff of bedrock collapsed recently and ended up exposing a good amount of fossils. The first trip was on this Wednesday and the other was on today. I mostly found Ordovician bivalves to spice up collection, because my collection lacked pelycopods. The recent rains here in Toronto were the reasons why the bedrock cliff collapsed. And I have to say, the debris that fell was productive!! I ended nicknaming the spot 'Bivalvia Cliff '.
A slab full of late Ordovician fauna of the Georgian Bay Formation of Toronto, mostly containing whole complete Modiolopsis. Found at a collapsed cliff of shale at Mimico creek. Many specimens have crushed parts and their bits of crushed parts got thrown all over the slab, so probably this was a storm turbulence-caused death.