August 29, 2009 - Late Cretaceous, Perry County, Alabama

This month BPS members went to Perry County, in south Alabama, and collected in a creek where it has been said, this is the furtherest north that cretaceous material is found.  It has been a while since we collected at this site, and kudzu and other grassy plants had grown over the road, making it a challenge to find our way to the site this time.

As Vicki searched for the elusive "easy way down" for over an hour, the others slid down the steep embankments to reach the fossils found in the creek.  The fossils consisted mostly of various varieties of shark teeth.  A few mosasaur teeth, gastropods and ammonite parts were also found.  One of our visitors even found an arrowhead.

Photos courtesy Vicki Lais