Collecting Trips

Pictures and stories from the unfortunately rare times I manage to get out in the field and end up hunting rocks and fossils. 


Fossil Hunting: Charmouth and Lyme Regis

Fossil Hunting: Charmouth and Lyme Regis

When I go on fossil hunting trips, I tend to try and avoid knowing too much about the location. That probably seems nonsensical, but I can buy and sell fossils all day, and the real fun is in the hunt and finding one of your own. I spent a few hours walking between...

Fossil hunting: Llandudno and the Great Orme

Fossil hunting: Llandudno and the Great Orme

Another fossil collecting post with no actual collecting, eh? I'm getting rather good at those. The Great Orme is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and collecting rocks, fossils, plants, etc is not permitted! Where these fossils are concerned,...

Fossil hunting: a riverbed in Wales

Fossil hunting: a riverbed in Wales

You might be wondering why I would write an article about a collecting trip, and not actually tell you where. Have a look at the photos and read on to find out.  I managed to find some quality fossils, including brachiopods, bivalves, coral, and crinoids -...