Header photo is a composite artist sculpture by a TFF friend who is also a fossil hunter. All fossils were found in the city limits of Rochester! It is here at Whispering Winds as a donation to my work with students and families who are learning about the wonderful world of fossil hunting! 😀
The Bluff Country Fossils site is a volunteer activity that is an extension of my
hobby –Fossil Hunting! I am a novice fossil hunter, a substitute teacher, and a grandmother, so this site is oriented toward families, kids, teachers and homeschoolers.
The Bluff Country Fossils Adventure Blog is essentially a record of my hunts around southeast Minnesota, mostly Fillmore County which is close to home, and what I am learning. I try to take pictures of the various road cuts I hunt, give directions to it, what I found, and how prolific it is for fossils of what sort. AND I try to share what I am learning, what is going on in the area for fossil adventures, and just stay open to new fossil experiences!
I love to meet new friends and help people. 😀
The more you can tell me of what you are looking for in the way of fossils and how you like to hunt, the better–Down and dirty? You break rock. Clean and picky? Kids hunt? Disabled? Trilobites? Fisherites? Brachs? Crinoids? Hash plates?
I try to use tags on the posts, so do a search for trilobites, etc. Or even suggest to me how you would like them tagged!
Please send me pictures of your hunts in southeast Minnesota and experiences–I will post them! The more the merrier!
Suggestions and ideas are WELCOME! I’m not super computer literate, a friend helped me set this site up, so don’t get techy on me.
If you are thinking about coming to Bluff Country to hunt fossils and also have a family to entertain, I suggest you go to Bluffcountry.com for lists of some of what you can do and see here. Check out the events calendar for the week you are going to be here. I have also spent some time and created a tourism post that I plan on updating:
Yes, I do fossil tours and group tours, do please check out the Educational Tours page.
The Nasty’s are things you may encounter here that itch, bite, or are otherwise annoying or dangerous – done for the city folks. 🙂
What’s This? page should link you to various posts where you can identify your finds.
Prepping Fossils page is basically either how to get a better look at your find or how to get it out of the matrix.
Jewelry & Art page is what I do with some of my fossils. 🙂
We are workin’ on a Rock ‘n’ Fossil Fest in