Fossilized Fish and Coprolites
My love of fossils dates from childhood. My father, a geologist, would bring rocks home from field trips with imbedded fish coprolite (fossilized feces). My job was to gently remove the coprolites with needle and tweezers.
I felt I had contributed to a great scientific finding when my father placed the extracted coprolites in a specimen bag labeled with my initials, date and the content. I recall my delight in reading the printed label – “petrified fish poop” and repeating it loudly to my siblings without shame.
There is something sacred about holding a form that is thousands of years old.
Fossils are like written words, just more enduring.
They are an ideal media to express nature’s creations
Fossils are nature’s art.
Oregon beaches are treasure troves of fossils both imbedded and as free rocks.
Beach next to eddy with fossils & sculpted rocks for picking up.