Sunday, January 01, 2012

Fossil Hunting

The Peace River sure lives up to its name, doesn't it?

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We went fossil hunting on Thursday.
The Lovely Daughter did not approve:
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We gave her photographer duty since she didn't want to wade in the river:
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So, of course she amused herself by taking pictures of our butts:
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Basically, you dig up some gravel (here, Uncle J. is providing a shovel full to the Karate Kid):
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While Uncle J. demonstrates proper fossil sifting technique:
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The Small Man was initially not very happy at getting wet, but then embraced it fully:
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We started at the wrong end, but we eventually found out that we wanted lots of GRAVEL so we moved to the shallower portion:
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TMOTH and the Karate Kid did some digging in the deeper parts and found some of the larger shark teeth (but still small):
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We found a bunch of tiny shark teeth, a oouple of larger (maybe 1 cm) teeth, some ray tooth plates, and some other fish tooth. Not anything earth-shattering, but fun never the less.

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Michele...looks like great family fun...and memories! Happy New Year!

John Tossot said...

Fossil hunting is great family fun fossils for kids

Barb said...

That sounds like tons of fun!