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Monday, September 24, 2012
Trammel Fossil Park
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.