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Earth Day Private Hunt with CAVE!

Earth Day 2017 was absolutely perfect for a private hunt here in Bluff Country. The skies were bright blue and April temps were into the 70s. This group was from Rochester, a mentor with two older children. We started out going through the fossil gardens in my yard to accustom their eyes to the shapes … Continue reading »

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Eagle Bluff Skills School April Classes

What beautiful weather we had for these two first fossil hunts of the season through the Eagle Bluff Skills School! Friday was our traditional afternoon class and Saturday was our first morning class. The morning classes are great for those who want to buy one of the three fossil hunting maps I have compiled for … Continue reading »

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Just for FUN! Halloween 2016

I LOVE decorating for Halloween! The challenge is to do it inexpensively, so I thought I would share a few of the scenes and a few of my tips.  🙂 Just an old garden stake and some leftover quarter inch wood painted up. The zombie coming out of the ground I made with a scape … Continue reading »

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Fossil Camp!

Want to spend a day, a weekend, or a week immersed in fossil hunting the most fossiliferous county in Minnesota and enjoy the amenities that Bluff Country has to offer? Half-Day Fossil Hunt – $40 per person A morning or afternoon fossil hunt that starts with a tour of the fossil gardens at Whispering Winds … Continue reading »

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Eagle Bluff September Fossil Tour 2016

It was a beautiful day to fossil hunt with temps in the high 60s, very little humidity and sunshine! A group of 9 students boarded the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center bus and trucked on over to Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, to start their fossil hunt. Participants included a retired WSU prof (PapaDave on TFF), … Continue reading »

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FUN July 9, 2016 Eagle Bluff Group Fossil Hunt!

It was a very warm and humid day, so we kind of took it easy. We started out with the fossil tour of what they were likely to find at Whispering Winds and then headed to Masonic Park. One of the joys of fossil hunting, too me, is getting out in nature and seeing some … Continue reading »

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Incredible 3 Generation Fossil Hunt with LOTS of Pictures!

This 3 generation hunt was contracted through the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. The family members were experienced fossil hunters and boy did they come up with some GREAT finds! A truly Spectacular crinoid: And TWO whole trilobites!   For the full trip report and lots of links to interesting videos, etc., please go to … Continue reading »

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PapaDave & Old Bev Go Fossil Hunting

PapaDave, his handle, is a retired Earth Sciences prof who has become fascinated with fossils since he retired. He had purchased my Winona County fossil hunting map at the Winona Historical Society and has been hunting with his granddaughter and doing quite well! He came over for a fossil tour/hunt on Saturday, June 11th … Continue reading »

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What an AMAZING Group Hunt! May 14, 2016

This was the first Eagle Bluff Environmental Center Skills School group hunt of 2016, and it was GREAT! Nine participants plus the EBEC bus driver, hailing from the Twin Cities down to Decorah, Iowa and parts in between and west. And what did they like best? THE FOSSILS! So I think I will start out … Continue reading »

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NEW! Forestville/Mystery Cave Park Fossil Hunting Map

16 Fossil Hunting Sites Around Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park! These sites include the ones that Mystery Cave takes its guests to for their fossil camp, and a whole lot more. Lots of shale, so excellent for trilobites. And although you can’t collect in the famous in fossil literature Rifle Hill Quarry, you can collect just … Continue reading »

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