Minnesota Atheists Fossil Hunting at Lilydale Park

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By Crystal Dervetski

On June 20th, Minnesota Atheists met at Lilydale Park in St. Paul for a fossil hunting adventure.  Everyone met outside in the parking lot, grabbed an information packet about the park and the fossils, and then made the hike up to the three fossil beds located in the park.  Everyone found something, and had a great time sharing their finds with one another.  Families were out in full force, and even some of the really tiny ones made the trek up the hill.  After the find, everyone came back down and drank some much needed water and munched on granola bars.  The adults were entertained by a miming of a light saber battle and a spot-on impersonation of C-3PO, courtesy of a couple of the youngest fossil adventurers.  The weather was beautiful, the fossils were abundant, and the socialization couldn’t be beat! 

Mark your calendars for an easy fossil hunt at the Intergroup Secular Labor Day Picnic on Saturday, September 6th in Northfield, MN.  Crystal and Vic will take everyone out to a very easy site after the picnic that is right next to a road; no hiking involved! 

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