Location, location, location: Where do I go to find fossils? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose a location. We can’t promise you’ll find a dragon the size of a London bus of course! But we do have a whole collection of blogs to tell you what to take etc […]
Jurassic Walks and other Fossil Adventures
A family joke in our friend’s house is, ‘see, I told you I wouldn’t like that walk’!! Sounds familiar? We have some hot prompts for you on turning walks into adventures that leave them clamouring for more. Get your boots on, let’s go… (Unless you want to stay indoors and go shopping that is…) Jurassic […]
Fossil Collecting: What to do back home.
Have you ever brought home a few stones or shells from a fun day fossil collecting at the beach or countryside only to find they get in the way until you throw them in the bin? Fossil Collecting: In The Garden for li’l ones, put your found treasures in the sand pit to find over and […]
Fossil hunting: 8 things you need
So you’ve decided to take the kids fossil hunting this weekend? It’s free and fun – you’re gonna have a great time. This post is about some of the things you’ll need to take with you for a safe and fun time. We have a guide to all our posts about finding fossils and activities […]
Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing
Although this collectors guide uses the example of fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion? Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]
Fossiling: How to Find Fantastic Fossils
If you fancy going fossiling – you are not alone! Or maybe the children are clamouring to go and you don’t fancy it – don’t worry – you do not have to be intrepid, male or eccentric – read on and maybe give it a go? We have a whole suite of blogs on the […]
Fossils, the newest thing on the planet?
Fossils new? Surely not? But what you will notice, if you pay it any attention, is that pictures of beautiful gardens and interiors will often feature a stone of some sort. Fossils, crystals, stonework or sculpture – or simply a ‘find’ of a stone. If your approach to rocks is more scholarly, click here for […]
Fun Cheap Activities for Kids Holidays
Kids Activities – lets get started: We write about fossils, family learning, kids activities and fun, and are a resource for parents of dinosaur and fossil fans. Here you can pick up a few ideas and also learn a little bit about each of our family activities blogs and click on those where you’d […]
How can I find a Meteorite? Meteorites and meteor-wrongs: A quick guide on how to identify a meteorite.
The quick answer is that although meteorites are very common, they are notoriously difficult to find – unless you are a professional meteorite hunter of course and even then, finds involve a good deal of blood sweat and tears! We’ve got all the info – but if you just want to buy a meteorite (large […]
Elephant Bird: Largest Egg in the World?
The Elephant Bird or Aepyornis, has been extinct for at least 300 years. It was 3 metres tall, weighed up to 400 kilos and laid one of the largest eggs known in the natural world. It may come as no surprise then that it was flightless! H.G. Wells’ collection of short stories ‘Tales of Wonder’ […]