A gentle breeze blows through the tall pines that line the edges of the cliff. Waves lap against the cliff several hundred feet below, as the Chesapeake Bay slowly carves into land which once formed the bed of an inland sea, and still releases Miocene fossils onto the beach below. Canada geese erupt with a…Read more Long Overdue – A Camping Weekend on the Chesapeake
The prize that everyone seeks at Calvert Cliffs is a fossil megalodon tooth - the hand-sized weapon of a 60 foot shark that cruised this area in the Miocene (roughly 20 to 5.3 million years ago). But other, more ordinary shark tooth fossils can be found (upper right), as well as mollusk shells (whelk, scallops…Read more Miocene Fossils
Lucky enough to spend the weekend with a great group of youth at an otherwise inaccessible part of Calvert Cliffs SP along the Chesapeake. A bit chilly, but a beautiful weekend in a beautiful place!