The Tide Comes In!

An ancient sea in Hartington!

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 On Sunday 12th May from 1 – 5pm, the ancient landscapes of the Peak District will come to life again (albeit a bit woolly and fluffy) in Hartington

fingertip corals

fingertip corals

As part of the events to launch the Village Trail, our Ancient Landscape will be on show. Visitors will be welcome to dip their fingers into the woolly tentacles of ancient sea anemones and risk a nibbling by trilobites

Visitors will also be able to add their own fingertip corals or other creatures to the growing reef and to make their own Prehistoric Rockpool or Personal Trilobite to take home

you never know just what you'll find in an ancient rockpool

you never know just what you’ll find in an ancient rockpool

Event details

Date: Sunday 12th May 2013,

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Costs: our activities are free (not sure about others)

Venue: Village Hall, Hartington, Hide Lane, Buxton, SK17 0AW

Other activities include fossils to look at, the Village Trail to follow, activities with the Peak Park Rangers and the chance to enjoy one of the Peak District’s lovely villages!

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dipping your fingers into an ancient landscape can be a risky undertaking!

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Sunshine and Trilobites

Miller’s Dale, Saturday 6th April

Early morning: sorted and ready for action

Early morning: sorted and ready for action

A sunny day in the Peak District! This felt like an exciting release after weeks of cold snow and slippery roads and visitors came rushing out to bask in the sunshine.  And the stones were waiting!

rummaging in the fossil-pot

rummaging in the fossil-pot

limestone fossils and fingertip corals

limestone fossils and fingertip corals

galena in fluorspar?

galena in fluorspar?

ancient animal finger-puppets

ancient animal finger-puppets

We had a lovely day working with visitors to this peaceful stopping point on the Monsall Trail

We rummaged in the fossil-pot (thanks to the National Park Rangers for the wonderful chunks of limestone!)

We made new fingertip corals and personal trilobites

40 people went off to look at fossils along the Trail (thanks again to the Rangers for leading these)

 

a fossil-expedition setting off

a fossil-expedition setting off

prehistoric rockpool

prehistoric rockpool

personal nautiloid

personal nautiloid

And the rest of us (another 60 during the day), looked at stones, handled fossils, made models and enjoyed the sunshine!