Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Spring Break part 2
On Wednesday we went to Big Bone Lick State Park. It is called the birthplace of American paleontology. There was a naturalist who took us all over the park. We looked for fossils and he showed us bison. And I got to pet two snakes. The animals came there because there was an enormous salt lick. Some of them got stuck in a bog. They found lots of different fossils at Big Bone Lick. There were mammoths, mastodons, two types of ground sloths, giant bisons, giant musk oxen, and the humongous elk moose. They had life-size recreations of some of them. You can see them in these pictures. After Big Bone Lick we went to a Walmart in Ft. Mitchell to look for fossils. They cut into a hill to build the Walmart and it is here you can find some fossils. We found tons of crinoids, corals, and Merkin found a big nautiloid cephalopod. Check back tomorrow to find out about the Frazier International History Museum.