A week ago I took the boys to my parents' place. We spent some time in the creek there, the same creek I played in when I was little. My parents, my boys, my sister and her girls - all of us looking at the rocks. The creek bed was completely dry.
My sister found this fossil coral radiating out from its' base - still hidden in the limestone.
This one a gathering of broken bits of shells. I like the texture - and the mystery - trying to tell what each bit may have been.
This coral - the texture on this one preserved so well...
and this type of shell I have never found before, that day I saw 4 of them all in the same area. I believe it is a Loxoplocus gastropod.
All of these we believe are from the Ordovician Period. This period spanned approximately 505-438 million years ago.