Fossil Hunting

A day at Lyme Regis beach hunting for fossils proved quite fruitful. The boy found the first one and then we just kept going along the same seam finding ammonite after ammonite. Truly wonderful with all the right ingredients of outdoors, a bit of bashing with hammers and treasure hunting in one outing.

The children insisted on bringing them all home so thankfully the idea of taking them into ‘show and tell’ and giving one to each of the boy’s class mates went down well.

We recognise the ammonites but aren’t sure what these ones are. They are quite soft and calcium rich – the children thought they were eggs (well it was Easter) but any keen geologists/paleontologists out there who can identify them from the photo?

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