Kicking through the autumn leaves
Our walks this week seem to have taken us towards the woods....
There is still a patchwork of autumn colours to be found.
I'm afraid I do revert to childhood and can't resist kicking through a pile of leaves just for the fun of it!
It's amazing how one side of the wood there are still plenty of leaves on the trees whereas on the other side they have already fallen, both sides have a different beauty to portray.
I had a number of queries following my previous post expressing surprise that anyone can pick up fossils along the beach so I thought I would show you some that we have found over the years, most of them have been found wandering along the beach at Charmouth.
Round Ammonites and cylinder shape Belemnites, are the most common they are both extinct type of Mollusc, which creatures today would include octupus, cuttlefish, snails and slugs.
Top picture marine worms, bottom picture fossil wood.
As I mention in my previous post in the comments, if the fossils are loose on the beach the public can take them away, the reason behind this if they aren't picked up they will be eventually washed out to sea and lost. For further information see Charmouth Fossil hunting and there is a very good historical novel called Amazing Creatures by Tracey Chevalier which tells the story of the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning and is well worth reading.
Hope you are all having a good week, thank you for visiting.