Worms and Flowers

Wordless Wednesday–Living Fossils

Posted in Wordless Wednesday by Lzyjo on April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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  1. ourfriendben said, on April 29, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Gulp, that’s one big snail, lzyjo! I love fossils, so I rushed over to see what you’d show. I was actually expecting a pill bug next to a trilobite! But this is great, too.

  2. Lzyjo said, on April 29, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    I usually think of cycads and tree fern as living fossils. The snail shell is actually smaller than a quarter. I had a small collection of three or so that I found in the garden but they all blew away. I love fossils too, I’m actually surprised that there aren’t more fossils in our mostly limestone foundation. Maybe I haven’t looked in the right place.

  3. tina said, on April 29, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Pretty neat!

  4. Lzyjo said, on April 29, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    You can tell I loved the natural history museum as a kid.

  5. mothernaturesgarden said, on April 30, 2009 at 6:05 AM

    Fossilized is the way I prefer my snails. 🙂

  6. Lzyjo said, on April 30, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    Me too! Yesterday after the rain I saw a few snails on the driveway and I thought of Escargot! EEEWWWW!!: )

  7. Jen said, on April 30, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    A friend of ours gave us a big rock he found in his backyard full of shell fossils. We thought it was so amazing that it was found in upstate NY! Then we turned it over and saw that it was concrete. Turns out they sometimes use sand when making cement and the shells come to the top! But an old shell is an old shell – it really looks cool. I have the rock in my garden!

  8. Lzyjo said, on April 30, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    Hi Jen, That’s so cool! It would be fun to go to the beach and make fossilized pavers or hypertufa troughs with the shells. I lived in upstate NY for a few years when I was in high school, there were some fantastic limestone walls and foundations full of fossils. Fascinating to think everything was under water so long ago!


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