With Autumn just around the corner it is nearly the third Anniversary of Fossil Flip Thursday. Instagram has been a showcase in recent years for some outstanding fossil specimens. Some ammonites for example may be rough looking on one side, but when flipped over to reveal the other side they look exceptionally beautiful. Fossil Flip Thursday has seen some excellent videos of fossils, with many participants especially showing off their ammonite specimens on the day. I hope there will be a really large turn out to flip their fossils on the 22nd October 2020.In these unprecedented times at least one thing is for sure a lot of people will be flipping their fossils in the next weeks a head .Its always such a fun opportunity to show off fossils that you have found and prepared.
At the end of July 2020 Luke and I found a beautiful ammonite along the Jurassic Coast. Going out fossil collecting safely at low tide got us this specimen of Asteroceras Obtusum !
We welcome you to our fossil shop this summer 2020. We can give you good fossil hunting tips and advice about fossil collecting along the Jurassic Coast .Our fossil hunting trips will re-open in 2021 if you`d like to book a private walk in the future.We have concerns in the current climate over safety issues with the fossil walks -so looking foward to you all booking next year ! I have never had to close the fossil walks before ,but these are unprecedented times.
See us @lymeregisfossils with the current fossil finds we are making and putting on Instagram .Feel free to join us there and ask about finds you have made and to ask about fossil collecting
We are back in our old shop in Lyme Regis at 7 Drake`s Way ,Lyme Regis DT7 3QP.Its been 20 years since we were last in this fossil workshop. That is an old photo of us at the shop where we used to run public fossil walks from .Now we offer private fossil hunting trips along the Jurassic Coast .We have details of our fossil collecting trips at www.lymeregisfossilwalks.com You can also watch us at Brandon lennon Channel on YouTube, for some fossil hunting videos .
The shop is set up as a fossil workshop as well ,participants can learn how to polish a fossil themselves.For more information see our contact page on our website.The fossil collecting along the Jurassic Coast is best attempted with a guide.The cliffs here are dangerous and liable to fall suddenly and without warning .You must stay away from the dangerous cliffs .The best collecting is at low tide. Come and say hello to us at the shop and feel free to ask questions about the fossil walks. We have a good little range of local fossil specimens here to suit all tastes. See our opening times on the door of the shop here in Lyme Regis.
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10/14/2019 1 Comment
One of my best fossil finds in 2019.An ammonite specimen i found along the Jurassic Coast .See our YouTube Video of the specimen being found by myself -Brandon Lennon (Professional Fossil Collector).
Brandon Lennon will be displaying fossil preparation techniques for free this Summer,at Lyme Regis.You can see us at the marine parade shelters along the seafront at Lyme Regis.There will be local fossil collecting advice available and fossils from the area for sale.Also we will be running fossil polishing days where children and adults can learn to polish a fossil- with tuition from an expert.A bit of "Jurassic Magic" can be yours for as little as £3 starting price for a fossil.The Activities are on the following days this summer 2019.Starting in July we have shows on the 17th,18th,20th,22nd,24th,25th.The dates we have for the fossil shows in August are on the 12th,14th,17th,20th,22nd,26th,27th and 28th August.
6/12/2019 5 Comments
Its that time of year again when big seas ravage the Jurassic Coast! Gale force winds drive the waves in against the cliffs,mudslides and mudslips.Fossil material is washed out onto the beaches to be saved before being taken away for ever by the sea and destroyed.You need to be dressed well for the stormy weather.The best tools are your eyes looking along the beach painstakingly searching for fossils.The best time to look for fossils is at low tide -keep away from the dangerous cliffs.If you have taken a hammer with you and know what your looking for ,then safety spectacles and sturdy gloves are recommended.See our YouTube video below to look at the fossil finds from the storm!Jurassic Coast Fossil Finding is the video name, and these fossils were saved!
Fantastic Fossil Photos On Instagram .
A few weeks ago i joined Instagram.This is a service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately.A good number of "fossilists"have shared some wonderful photographs of their fossil finds on Instagram.
Recently i uploaded an ammonite nodule,i had found when out fossil collecting.The fossil is filmed with the round part of the nodule showing in my hand.I then flip the stone over to reveal the ammonite inside the stone.I stipulate in the video description that" i can`t believe its flipping Thursday already."Its certainly true the weeks just fly by these days.The ammonite flipping phase certainly seems to be growing on Instagram every Thursday.If the trend continues in the next weeks the Fossil Flip Thursday Hashtag should see a lot more entries.
I have told people that flipping your fossil over a bed or cushion is good practice.Luckily so far i have managed to catch all my fossil specimens.Please follow us on Instagram @brandonfossils and you can see all our fossil videos there.The video directly below this text is one of the nodules that i have also shared on YouTube for people to view.
I am a fossil walk guide on the jurassic coast.