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The weather was perfect at this year's trip to Hueston
Woods State Park.
Last year, there was too much rain and the roads and streams were flooded.
We had a fairly light turn out, and we had trouble meeting up at
the Marina at 10 am, because a few people got lost and the Marina was so large,
we couldn't find each other.
By 10:45, most of us had found each other.
By 11 am, we were off to our first of two fossil sites. The
site was marked with a sign that said "Quarry" and on the Hueston
Woods map, it was labeled "Fossil Hunting Area". There
was ample parking in the grass.
We quickly surmised that the "quarry" was the nearby
The creek bed itself had plenty of large slabs with loads of brachs
on them from the Richmondian formations.
Dr. Dave Meyer, in his feature presentation at last
night's Dry Dredgers meeting, had asked us to look for cases where the
Brachiopod, Strophomena, has a
"moat" along the commissura (edge of
openning) indicating it may have been trying to escape the mud after a storm
We saw plenty of Strophomena's but none with the
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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: Introduction to Trip
Page 2: Collecting at Site 1
Page 3: More Collecting at Site 1
Page 4: Fossils Found at Site 1
Page 5: Collecting at Site 2
Page 6: Fossils Found at Site 2: Bivalves, Trilobites, Gastropods and Cephalopods
Page 7: Fossils Found at Site 2: Brachiopods, Coral and Bryozoans
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