Yesterday, I was at THE BURGESS SHALE!!! Although I didn’t go up to the actual fossil bed, it was closed. It was a nice drive, going through Alberta and into BC. We will be going again when the weather clears up, and we’ll for sure be going up there and checking out some fossils, so hopefully I’ll have a more satisfying presentation in a few months.
The Burgess Shale is on the top of this mountain.
^^ That’s just outside Field, BC - a small town, or rather a place to park your car when you go up to the Burgess Shale.
All is not lost, though. We stopped at Banff, Alberta to pick up some fossils of our own.
My girlfriend got this very pretty ammonite.
And her sister (allyourlimbs) got this rad fossilized clam.
I got two trilobites.
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