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Saturday August 1--Winchester Red Algae Field Trip
This month’s field trip is Red Algae outcrop in Winchester. We will
meet at 10:00 at the Hardee’s on West Lexington Road (US 60) in
Winchester. The nearest exit to I-64 is the mile marker 94 exit. There
is a Speedway right at the intersection. Hardee’s is on the right a
couple of hundred yards past the turn.We will be collecting many
interesting Upper Ordovician fossils near Winchester, including red
algae, stromatoporoids, brachiopods, bryozoans, and occasional unusual
fossils. Later, we will head about 20 miles east and visit more Upper
Ordovician and Lower Silurian outcrops near Owingsville that have many
unusual fossils. There are several unusual echinoderms in the Lower
Silurian Brassfield Formation.
Bring a geology hammer and eye protection, containers for specimens, as
well as water.