Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Hunting for Fossils

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful family day searching for fossils.  Vancouver Island has many places which are perfect for amature fossil hunters.  We equipped ourselves with hammers, picks, buckets and of course a lovely picnic lunch.
 The weather was gorgeous.
 These two fossil hunters took their work very seriously.
 In the end we were successful and found what we think are two trilobites!!

A wonderful day was had by all.  Even when L fell into one of the pools and had to wear Daddy's top as a dress while her clothes dried!
After our finds we have gotten the fossil hunters bug and hope to go out hunting again soon.


2 comments:

Kylie said...

So fun....I must look more closely for areas here we can do that. We just cheated and bought a cool fossil kit over the weekend. I'm now on the lookout for some great fossil books for kids :-)

eavice said...

My boys loved to hunt for fossils when we lived in FL. These might be useful; it is created by a Montessori trained guy. The matching of fossils to previous living creature is really a challenge sometimes. But if she is into it, I don't think it will be unsurmountable. http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/support-files/cp_trilobites.pdf

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