More Fossils

While peeling rocks back yesterday to uncover fossils, I came up with a handful of loose fossils that I’d like to share with you!

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Here’s the top side of the next one:
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And underneath:
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I would love to know what these things with wings are. There sure are enough of them!

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There were two fossils that were together but they fell apart when I peeled them back. Here’s the top one:
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And the one underneath:
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These are like some of the fossils I found all of the time when I was a kid. I think they’re so cool. Unfortunately, my coolest digging spot is covered over with poison ivy now!

I don’t find very many fossils where I live now. How about you, are there fossils where you live, and if so, what kind of fossils do you find?

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara
    Sep 03, 2007 @ 20:39:29

    I don’t think I’ve ever found a fossil. I should do that one day.


  2. jayne
    Sep 04, 2007 @ 16:32:09

    So cool Pam. I don’t think I am ever that aware of all the potential fossils around me… I should look a bit closer. :c)


  3. mary
    Sep 04, 2007 @ 22:21:16

    Fossils? I’m a fossil. Feel like one…

    Cool photos. I’ll need to look for fossils that resemble me. Should I back out of this comment? Naaaa.


  4. Pam
    Sep 05, 2007 @ 16:23:48

    Barbara – Please let me know if you find some!

    Jayne – I’d like to see any you find!

    Mary – LOL!! You are so not a fossil!


  5. Cathy
    Sep 05, 2007 @ 22:22:13

    Mary is so funny! If she wants to find an old fossil – she should come on up to Toledo. I’m here, most days :0D

    Pam – I hope you can get an ID on those very cool fossils. Wings! Wow. I never found anything with wings.

    Like I said – there are trilobites close by. Just can’t get at ’em :0(


  6. magnus
    Sep 07, 2007 @ 05:09:40

    I’m no fossil expert, though I’m a biolog, and I believe those wings are some kind of clam-shells!?

    keep looking, I would like to search for fossils to I suppose you can find areas with potential fossil findings looking at geological maps, if you know what to look for sandstone or something!?




  7. Brad W
    Sep 16, 2007 @ 08:21:09

    Those “winged” fossils are brachiopods. Do a google image search for brachiopods and you’ll see more types of “winged fossils than you can imagine.



  8. cestoady
    Sep 16, 2007 @ 09:13:20

    If I am not mistaken, those fossils with “Wings” are brachiopods, a type of mollusk — check it out.


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