The Dry Dredgers were treated to a warm spring morning without rain that day. That spring had the most rain on record in our area. In fact, once 2011 had ended, it was known as the year with the most rain in recorded Cincinnati history.
The site chosen to that day had not been visited since 2002. It exposes the Whitewater formation of the Richmondian Stage (no coincidence here).
Fossils found that day
The best finds of the day were two examples of a rare Echinoderm
called a Cyclocystoid.
Trilobites Found That Day
Curved Shell Nautiloid Cephalopods
Straight Shelled Nautiloid Cephalopods
Bivalve Pelecypods (clams)
The encrusting colonial coral, Protaraea.
Protaraea encrusting the brachiopod, Rafinesquina.
Protaraea encrusting the brachiopod, Hebertella.
Protaraea encrusting gastropods.
Solitary Corals (Horn Coral)
See our previous field trip to this location in 2002.
Let's move on now to our May 2011 field trip to our favorite Southeastern Indiana road cut.
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