Location: 5 Popular Fossil Sites

Location: Main Photo Credit: Geeksyndicate.co.uk

  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

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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.

fossil play

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

fossil hunting with the kids

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 […]

Stromatolites, the oldest thing on earth?

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Stromatolites: What are they and what would I do with one? A stromatolite is the oldest thing in the world.  So could be the most important fossil you will or can ever collect. You may like facts and learning or need answers for homework so here goes all about Stromatolites: As colonies of simple bacteria, Stromatolites […]

Fun Cheap Activities for Kids Holidays

20 activities boys on beach

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 […]

Pterosaur Eggs – What do we know?

Pterosaur Eggs – what do we know? Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, China, purchased a unique fossil, found by a local farmer of a Pterosaur lying next to a fossil egg.  It is assumed that the pterosaur laid the egg. Subsequent research suggests that pterosaurs behaved more like reptiles than birds when it comes to […]

Did T Rex Eat Fruit?

Dinosaur Eating an Orange?

Did T Rex Eat Fruit? Possibly not!  Although check out this film of  Tony feeding Oranges to his outrarrrgeous pet at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show.   Taking place every February in Tucson Arizona,  is the world’s largest show of Fossils, Gems and Minerals with the advantage that Tucson is definitely warmer – and drier […]

How long is the longest ever penis bone?

Well, how long is the longest ever penis bone?  We’re not quite sure – but we do know that the longest fossilised penis bone on record was an astonishing 4 feet plus long! It belonged to a Walrus, was found in Siberia.  It was sold in 2002 at auction, bought by Ripley’s Believe It or […]

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