Monday, August 11, 2008

Fossilized


We took a trip to Arisaig Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, a 20 minute drive from home.It's an interesting place with a maritime flair.


The rocks and fossils of Arisaig cliffs have been studied by geologists from around the world for over 150 years, and represent 40 million years of earth's history.



Brachiopods are the most common fossils at Arisaig, and were readily found by small fossil hunters.



It is not permitted to remove or disturb the fossils embedded in the cliffs, however the loose fossils on the beach may be collected at this time. We had a very successful fossil hunt:).

7 comments:

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

So cool! Your photos of the waterfall and the rocks are wonderful. What an adventure for little fossil hunters.

Cindy

joey said...

How beautiful! I've often dreamed of visiting so your tour was delightful. Thank you for sharing ...

Cindy said...

What amazing finds! I know my kids would be in heaven finding fossils like that.

spookydragonfly said...

Enjoyed this post....Ohh...that waterfall is so amazing!

Jean Bradbury said...

This looks wonderful and I want to take my own kids there. Why have I never heard of this Provincial Park? Thanks for pointing it out.
-Jean

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Loved the photo of the rock face with the water all blurry in the background.
--Curmudgeon

Nancy J. Bond said...

I've never been to Arisaig Park -- another place to put on my list of So Much to Sea. :) I'm familiar with the fossils, though, as they are abundant around the Minas Basin as well. :) Looks like a great day.