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A Fossily Good Time at Lowewood Museum
Apr11

A Fossily Good Time at Lowewood Museum

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a day of fossil fun on Friday. lowewood-museum-filling-plaster-fossils ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 14 Filling the plaster cast - making dinosaur fossils Rockwatchers had a fantastic day with the Lowewood Museum and Rockwatch team on Friday 8 April. It was so good to meet you face to face again during the Easter holidays. Inspired by some real fossils from the collection at the Museum,...

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Join Rockwatch and Lowewood Museum for some Fossil Fun!
Mar24

Join Rockwatch and Lowewood Museum for some Fossil Fun!

Please come along and join Rockwatch and Lowewood Museum for a day of Fossil Fun on Friday 8 April 2022 from 10.30am-4.00pm. There’s no need to book in advance and entry is FREE! Fossil fun activities include – Making a Jurassic landscape Creating your own plaster cast fossils Dino hunt around the museum Bring your fossils to have them identified and see other fossils on display Admission is FREE but donations are welcome....

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Katie’s Belemnite Bullet
Oct01

Katie’s Belemnite Bullet

Often found digging in the gravel at home, Rockwatcher Katie has discovered that her fabulous find is a Belemnite, a bullet-shaped part of an extinct squid that thrived in our ancient seas. Rockwatch Ambassador, Michael, confirms that Katie’s fossil, “is a piece of fairly large Jurassic Belemnite”. So, what’s a Belemnite? Belemnites were an extinct marine animal that looked very like a modern-day squid except that they also had an...

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Miriam’s Fascinating Flint Finds
Sep14

Miriam’s Fascinating Flint Finds

Rockwatcher Miriam’s two flint fragment finds are the focus of the latest Fabulous Find feature. The first fragment, found in Bedford near Pavenham looks rather like fossilised fish scales, but Rockwatch Ambassador Michael has different ideas based on his knowledge of the geology of Bedfordshire. The area is north of an area called the Chalk Scarp where an abundance of flint is typically formed from chalk, accounting for its lightness...

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Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?
Sep01

Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?

On a recent family field trip to Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland, Rockwatcher Ben unearthed not one but two fossil finds from the same boulder. The first of these, probably a tooth, is fairly typical of the kind of fossil found on Northumberland’s beaches. With the geology of Berwick-Upon-Tweed being formed of Carboniferous rocks mostly comprised of sandstone and limestone, this area is known for brachiopods, crinoids, corals and...

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