The Lope: Bugs and Rocks 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bugs and Rocks 2009

Once again I am delighted to see the diversity of insects and fossils displayed by the 4-H'ers of Kansas during the 2009 Kansas State Fair. Really, the 4-H building is sort of a museum at this time. Ace found an actual use for the ruler given away by the Propane folks in the Pride of Kansas Building when he measured this walking stick's body at about 5 1/2 inches.

Check out the detail in this crinoid fossil from Wilson county. It is displayed by Devin Pearson of Cherokee county. In life, a crinoid would resemble the modern sea lily.

The mother of pearl finish on this ammonite is partially intact. It is brought by Morgan Reves of Pottawatomie county.


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