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!

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