Crinoid…

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I was informed by a friend that the fossil in the previous post was a Crinoid, a marine creature dating to the mid to late Paleozoic era (300 to 360 million years ago). I got to thinking about an odd looking pile of fossils I had seen last year not too far away. I went back today to get a shot of that group and decided that they must be the same type Crinoids. This site must have been a low area where hundreds of these fossils were deposited by running water. Virtually every “stone” you see in this picture is a fossil.

 
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Rock…

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I’m not sure what to make of this formation. The nickel size circle appears to be a harder mineral than the surrounding rock. May be a tree limb that petrified, or snake, or worm, or…

Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)…

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Another sign that Spring is near…this green rosette in a sea of brown leaves. I know it’s a weed, but in summer, thistles produce one of my favorite wild flowers.

Recently flooded mudflats…

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Rains have brought some water back to these parched areas.

Moment in time…

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A lot of captions came to mind on this one, but I’ll leave it up to your imaginations what was going on here.

Beaver Lodge…

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Here is the home of the beavers from the previous post.

More Beaver action…

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I’m just amazed at the lumberjack skills of these creatures. I’d like to get a shot of one in the daytime, but they are quite shy. I think someone is coming to this site and cutting up the larger logs felled by the beavers and using it for firewood. Beavers seem to just use the smaller limbs for their homes.

 

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