Here is E with my famous and fabulous geologist sister. How lucky are we that when she came to visit in April she had some time to take us out fossil hunting - almost in our own backyard! She had an she had an old fossil-finding map with a site not far down the road.
Our finds for the day, in the tertiary sandstone, included pelecypods, mollusks (the white shells that are visible, that aren't quite fossilized) and dark markings that were once organic matter like wood and plant fragments. So there are many reasons having a scientist sister is cool, one reason she gives you big words you can use on your blog. Thanks Nic.