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Come Fossil Hunting at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve, Peterborough
Jun22

Come Fossil Hunting at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve, Peterborough

Join us for the next Rockwatch field trip on Saturday 2 July 2022 to Kings Dyke Nature Reserve near Peterborough. The area is historically famous for brick making thanks to the abundant clay pits but it is also extremely rich in Jurassic-age fossils. Many of the original pits have been made into nature reserves and it’s one of these we’ll be visiting. With the help of Rockwatch Guides, Rockwatchers are very likely to find...

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Anne Bronte Was a Rock Collector
May30

Anne Bronte Was a Rock Collector

Rockwatchers may be interested to know that new research shows that Anne Bronte – the youngest of the famous Bronte sisters who wrote Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – was also a keen geologist. The research has been done by PhD Student Sally Jaspers at the University of Aberdeen and with the help of Goescientist Stephen Bowden, they have discovered that Anne was very skilled and knowledgeable about her rock...

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Field Trips are Back!
Mar24

Field Trips are Back!

BIG NEWS – Rockwatch field trips are back this summer! After what seems like a massive geologic period of time during the covid pandemic, we’re excited to be dusting off our hard hats and hi-vis jackets for a summer of geology field trips. The full events programme will be published in your next magazine that’s due out in April and also be added to the events section of the website, but we couldn’t wait to tell...

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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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