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Fossil Hunting in John Day

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And my favorite of their displays, this amazing Eporeodon:

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Before:

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After:

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Tidgy's Dad

I'm glad you and the fossils were okay. 

Sorry about the car. 

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4 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I'm glad you and the fossils were okay. 

Sorry about the car. 

That's how life goes sometimes, best we can do is adapt. I'm very glad that I was able to walk away from this one, and of course that the fossils survived. 

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Ludwigia

I like the way you sort of nonchalantly mention "oh, by the way, my car got wrecked". I guess you've recovered from the trauma by now, eh ;)? Nice finds for a first trip and lovely scenery. Thanks for sharing.

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minnbuckeye

So close to the drivers door! Someone must have been looking over you. Are the lovely leaves from the banded hills?

 

 Mike

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Huntonia

I forgot to mention earlier, there was some good wildlife viewing along the way. What I somehow failed to get any pictures of was the largest elk herd I've ever seen. A rough count came up with at least 120, many of which were calves. I did get a picture of this doe however

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5 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

Are the lovely leaves from the banded hills?

The fossils shown above are from Wheeler High school, the John day formation/bridge creek flora runs through the school's property. In exchange for a donation to the school, visitors are allowed to collect.

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