These photographs were taken on May 2nd 2015 in Southern Ontario over two locations. I was out with a professor, his friend (and colleague), and some other students checking out an old field guide found online. I think it may have been from a past conference? Not sure.
The first grouping) The many different types of fossils and trace fossils that you see here come from Rock Glen Conservation Area and are from the Hungary Hollow Formation. This is one of my favourite public sites to visit and is child friendly. However please support the conservation efforts and follow all rules and regulations! I can get into more details about the different fossils a bit later on. That’s pretty much my way of saying, I’ll talk about these fossils quite a bit over the next couple of years because they are close to home and I like to take pictures of them.
I am also in the process of making a digital field trip for this location to assist in maintaining the delicate ecosystem, and allowing students and enthusiasts with disabilities to experience a close-up virtual reality experience. The location itself is not wheelchair friendly (like most sites I’ve been to thus far) and some of the best fossils are hard to get to even for the most agile.
Once my new 360 camera gear arrives over the winter, I will be all set for Spring filming!
The second grouping) You may see me post these around my site, that is because I love the shapes and neatly stacked groups. I find them very interesting for some odd reason. These are Stromatolites and Stromatoporoids. Although we have examples of these still around today, I still find that their fossils are pleasing to the eye. 🙂 I wish I had the exact location of the Formosa road cut as I really want to get back here for some high resolution shots for my Virtual Reality project. I will have to try to find that field guide again! Luckily, I have some great friends and mentors who are willing to help me! (Thanks Sara!)
There are other examples of fossils from the Formosa location as well, we found examples of bivalves, trilobites, corals, sponges and other lifeforms typically expected in a reef. It is a shame that as a road cut location many of the specimens were blown-up/vaporized, damaged, dirtied, removed, or otherwise just smashed to rubble to make place for the road. 😦 That’s life and death I suppose. Never any peace.
Anyways, enjoy the photographs! (or don’t) I’m not in control of your emotions. 😛