October 25, 2003 - Franklin Co, AL

BPS took an earlier than normal trip to Russellville this month. Generally, the water is lowered during the winter, and a good low water level in January makes it easy to collect in the Bangor Limestone that surrounds the lake. But we found they were releasing the water much earlier, and much lower, than normal for a special project. Collecting was the best I've ever seen. Many formations that have been under water on all prior BPS trips were now out in the open. Crinoids were plentiful. Another trip is being planned to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

The one that got away. We discovered on our next trip that someone had come behind us and popped this one off.

Back side.....

Front side.