Fossil foray

Today’s mini adventure was a ‘fossil foray’ at a beach a few miles away from me. This was a free event, organised by A Forgotten Landscape and led by local expert Ed Drewitt.  I attended with a friend and her children and it was great to have an excuse to attend a family event like this (since I have no children of my own).

Aust cliff is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the presence of fossil beds and is famous for its bone bed from the Triassic period, about 210 million years ago.  During the morning, we found lots of pieces of bone bed with fossilised ichthyosaur teeth, bones, fish scales and coprolites and other pieces of rock with fossilised shells and trace fossils.  (I was only able to get a photo of these few pieces because I left the rest with my friend’s daughter to add to her collection).



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