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Monday, September 24, 2012

Trammel Fossil Park

Good morning,

Just North of the I-275 circle around Cincinnati is the Trammel Fossil Park.
I remember when I was in seventh grade science class and we went to a creek on a field trip to look for fossils in the rocks.  Now, the Trammel Fossil Park provides a place where school children and anyone else can dig into the hillside and search for fossils.
That hillside doesn't look like much, but it was once a part of the bottom of an ocean so holds a tremendous amount of history.

 Every here and there a weed manages to survive here.
 These rocks were already on the tables provided for the school children to work on their "finds."  You can see the rocks are literally packed with fossils.
 So these aren't just rocks, they are very special rocks that hold information about the creatures that lived in the ocean that once covered the central part of the United States.

My Honey and I had fun visiting here.  It brought back fond memories of fossil hunting when I was in grade school.

All the best,
Lois

13 comments:

VP said...

When I was a kid we had a house in the countryside where all the low dry-walls around were built with blocks of fossil shells.

Maple Lane said...

How wonderful to be able to visit this park. I'm sure students really have a fun time learning here.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think in another life I musta been a geologist, 'cause this stuff really really fascinates me.

EG CameraGirl said...

How neat to live so close to a fossil park!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat. i'd enjoy exploring.

Pat said...

I'm surprised that they allow the public to dig there. That is pretty neat!

Bob Bushell said...

It does looks like a dream from another era. And, suddenly, where is it gone.

Wanda..... said...

The grandkids and I have enjoyed searching for fossils along our creek beds.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a neat park, Lois. I've always liked geology. Southwest of Dallas in Glen Rose, we have a dinosaur park. It's very interesting!

Michelle said...

Wonderful that students can visit here.

Elaine said...

Wonderful facility for kids. I know my boys, oh, so many years ago, would have been in heaven in a place like this. Oh, wait, I think they still would!

Nancy Claeys said...

Reminds me of the rocks my folks used to have in their retaining wall -- we spent many a summer day looking at the fossils in the limestone. :)

NixBlog said...

Great shots, Lois. I love visiting places like this.