March 2014

Fossil hunting trip - March 2014

Last week I headed down to the Chesapeake and did a little fossil hunting and beach combing.

fossil hunting gear
Early season, chilly weather fossil hunting gear. Waders and my scooper.

Found some decent fossils and shark teeth. And saw some cool wildlife, including 4 hawks on the drive, a bald eagle, hooded mergansers, and what I think was an otter swimming out in the bay.

mako tooth
Fossil Mako Shark tooth, about 1.5"

fossils mar 2014
Left: fossil verteabrae, probably from a dolphin. Right: Fossil coral, barnacle, and i think an inner ear bone from a dolphin.

shark teeth chesapeake
Shark teeth from the trip. First row: Snaggletooth Shark. Second row: (large teeth) some nice Mako teeth. Third row: Tiger Shark. Assorted smaller teeth below.

Kelpie Dog watercolor

A new custom dog portrait. Two Australian Kelpies, named Kip and Rudi. An enjoyable one to paint, interesting eye colors, and I had fun with the background.

Kelpie Dog watercolor
Kip and Rudi
Watercolor - 2014

Also wrote up a new Pet Portrait FAQ page for the site.