Recently, I was sitting on a shale beach and picked up a piece of the shale that was making my chair a little wonky. As I went to move it aside, it fell open in my hand. There within this tiny sliver of rock lay 3 wee fossils – two trilobite and a small plant like fossil lay exposed for the first time in about 450 million years.
I’ve seen fossils before – Rockpoint Provincial Park has spectacular fossils exposed on a limestone shelf stretching o ut into the lake and I visit once a year to see if I can find my favorites. But this was different. When that piece of shale opened and revealed one of mother earth’s hidden gems, I perceived a wee shiver of energy zinging up my arm and through my veins. Continue reading