As summer draws to a close, I can expect the wasps to be out in full force for about a month until the trees all start turning. If that most precious commodity of time permits, I'll be spending a part of the autumn going on various fossil expeditions. But I thought for today's post it would be nice to look at my burgeoning collection. This is not, by any stretch, the entire collection. I am just slowly populating these new and nifty containers Deb bought me.
This pic shows off a few nice pieces. In the left bay are mostly bryozoans and corals I haven't really sorted yet, and a smaller container of crinoid bits. The middle bay is still a WIP. The bay on the right sports my collection of trilobite rollers and a small container of combined goniatites and tornoceras.
These bays are a few inches deep. Pictured here are my assortment of brachiopods - mostly spirifers with a few other species. And this is not all of them. I probably have close to a thousand of them now.
This is my "to sort" pile. You can see plenty of crinoid stems, the odd pygidium of a trilobite, and a few examples of the "button coral" microcyclus.