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There are some extra large Spring tides on the South Coast this week .Mary Anning ( 1799-1847) was the famous fossil hunting lady of Lyme Regis. She would have had it in mind to be making the most of the fossil collecting during the Spring tides - in her time . The low tide time would have given her ample opportunity to make the most of the fossil collecting . All the beach would have been exposed as the sea lowered by a substantial amount. She would have stayed away from the dangerous cliffs . Her little dog called Tray got killed in a landslide. Mary Anning knew all to well just how dangerous the cliffs were at Lyme Regis. Hopefully, there will be some good fossil finds for people having a search for them along the Jurassic Coast this week -at low tide . It’s a great outdoor space to be in with plenty of fresh air !See our Instagram post every Monday about Mary Anning it’s at #maryanningmonday
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.