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Monday, February 14, 2011

Macro Monday - Texas Fossils

Texas Fossils
Guadalupe River State Park

Birds and armadillos weren't the only
interesting treasures at the state park.


gastropod


When I finally got my head out of the sky and looked down,
I was amazed at what I saw embedded in the limestone.



This one looks like an amoeba.







Check out the size of this one compared to the Juniper Berry!

Fossil seeking consumed one whole afternoon!
Does that make me a fossicker?


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21 comments:

Mike said...

Fossils - what a nice change of pace. And thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

Linda Reeder said...

Very cool. I would like to be a fossicker with you! But I do think it makes you an amatuer paleontologist!

EG Wow said...

What a great find! Discovering fossils always seems so magical when I find them.

Natural Moments said...

Once lost in time, you brought the sparkling truth to the surface where all can now enjoy the splendor of uncovering the past to be enjoyed in the gift of the present.

Secret Aging Man (SAM) said...

It's just a guess - long, long time since paleo class. I would venture that the second photo is a foraminifera of some sort, the third possibly the inside chamber of a gastropod, the fourth cross sections of pelecypoods and belemnoids, and the fifth posssibly a cast of a pelecypod. I'm sure I butchered the spelling and probably got a zero on the exam!

ADVENTURES IN NATURE said...

SO many really neat things right under our feet if we take the time to notice them. Thanks for posting!

Carletta said...

Those are really cool finds!

Stephanie said...

They say all things are bigger in Texas and that apparently includes fossils!

LauraX said...

these are amazing! Oh how fun to take a closer look and discover this ancient evidence of life from long ago.

Bob Bushell said...

Something special there, it must have been a fossil day!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a pleasant way to spend your day, but wouldn't you rather be called a fosseeker?

Frank said...

Very COOL. I haven't been fossil hunting since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Interesting post Karen.

Just Ramblin' said...

I'm way behind on your blog posts, but really enjoyed these pictures you captured as you walked along. Amazing what one can see if we just take the time. Thanks for sharing. Nola

troutbirder said...

I don't know much about fossils but want to learn now that I've time. We live in a unglaciated limestone area with lots of them. Love the birds though especially the canyon wren. Thanks for visiting my little nature blog too.

Dixxe said...

HOW exciting!! Fossils are so fascinating!!

John S. Mead said...

Great fossils! Congrats on some fine discoveries!

Eds said...

Are those really fossils?

Johnny Nutcase said...

so cool! That area has so many fossils. I've never found more cool rocks/fossils than in HIll country! Fun post!

Birgitta said...

Very interesting shots!

Carrie P. said...

cool!

Robin Robinson said...

Absorption in a subject like this makes you an engaged person and we need more of you on the planet. I,too have fallen into the hole of things like this, too. I just bought a necklace of probably fake amber that's about three inches long. What intrigued me about it is that it has a scorpion trapped in it. It's a fab. conversation piece, I can tell you that! Had I found a piece of jewelry with fossils, I'd have that too if I could grub up the $$. Have you ever read any of Annie Proul's novels? Rather, they are short stories about fossil and dino hunting in the western US. You might like the stories. Nice post!