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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!
At the end of this working week its the anniversary of Fossil Flip Thursday! I am thinking of writing the book"my life of flipping fossils."On October 19th 2017 last year i flipped a fossil to show the reverse side.This showed what the rock was like it was fossilized in .So many people have asked me"how do you know if there is a fossil embedded in a rock?"or "how do you know what rocks to look in?"Well showing off nodule shapes and forms and colours is one way to get your eye in.The best tools are your eyes when looking for the right fossiliferous rocks along the Jurassic Coast.So many people just hammer the rocks into the next century instead of patiently persevering looking along the beach.We are here to save fossils and preserve them -not destroy them.The sea is best at breaking apart the beautiful fossils along the Jurassic Coast .The sea destroys what it reveals so your best to pick up the curiosities quick at lowtide.See us @lymeregisfossils on Instagram for #fossilflipthursday we post every Thursday a fossil from the Jurassic Age!
Brandon Lennon will displaying fossil preparation techniques for free this summer, at Lyme Regis.You can see us at the Marine Parade Shelters along the seafront of Lyme Regis.There will be local fossil collecting advice available and fossils from the area for sale.SORRY THE NEXT AVAILABLE GUIDED FOSSIL WALKS WITH US ARE IN OCTOBER 2018.The dates we have for the fossil shows in July are on the 6th,11th,18th,19th,20th,22nd.Then we resume the fossil shows August- 13th,16th,20th,21st,24th,27th,28th.
See Our Fossils Found and Prepared locally.Find us at the sea front, under the Marine Parade Shelters Of Lyme Regis,Dorset.
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.