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Aria’s Litter Picking Leads to First Fossil Find and now she’s Hooked

Trigonia fossil found in Haddenham by Aria.

Trigonia bivalve fossil found in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire by Aria.

Getting the fossil hunting bug can happen quite by chance as Aria discovered. Earlier this year, Aria was out being a litter picking hero in her local community of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire when she came across a fossil. Being curious about her first fossil find, Aria got in touch with Rockwatch to find out more about it and we’re thrilled that this led to her joining Rockwatch and exploring her newfound interest in geology further.

You can read Michael Oates’s insights about Aria’s fossil and the Portland limestone found in Haddenham in the Fabulous Finds section on the Rockwatch website.

So, whilst you’re out and about over the summer holidays, why not do a spot of litter picking and become a litter hero like Aria? You never know, you might discover one of nature’s treasures instead. And if you do, send it into us for identification and better still why not join Rockwatch and learn more about the natural world around you. You too might get hooked just like Aria!

You can find out more about being a volunteer #litterhero on the Keep Britain Tidy website.

Author: Helen Connolly

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