Finding fossils with Parrsboro’s pros
The Fundy Geological Museum is positioned to become the summer vacation champion of August as it offers a series of beach tours and guided walks along the Bay of Fundy coast, including walks to its research site at Wasson Bluff.
Some of the oldest dinosaurs in the world are being discovered at Wasson Bluff and on Aug. 2 the museum’s fossil lab manager, Regan Maloney, brought participants up close to the work being done to learn the secrets of the Jurassic era.
For the remainder of the month, more guided tours to Wasson Bluff, Partridge Island, First Beach will take place, and Aug. 18 to 20 the annual Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show and Parrsboro Rockhound Roundup will take place in the community.
To learn more about the guided walks, visit https://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/ events.
The Fundy Geological Museum’s Fossil lab manager, Regan Maloney, explains how tectonic plate movement created the landscape participants experienced in a guided tour to a Jurassic-era research site.
The lowest tides in the world offer easy walking along Wasson Bluff.
Regan Maloney points to some of the secrets found on the cliffs here. Not far from here the smallest dinosaur tracks were found at Wasson Bluff by veteran fossil hunter Eldon George, a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia.
Trenton Cameron travelled almost 2,000 kilometres from Ontario to meet his new hero, Dr. Tim Fedak. Cameron is an avid dinosaur hunter and his parents, Darin and Megan, say Trenton’s enthusiasm for digging for dinosaurs at home inspired them to vacation in Five Islands so they could participate in the guided walk and look for fossils.
Harper Brett shows museum faculty Patrick Heneger one of her discoveries on the beach.
Fundy Geological Museum director and curator Dr. Tim Fedack shows some of the fossils staff located and recorded just moments ago.