Hawk Watch 2019
What Is A Fossil?
Textbook definitions of "fossil" all converge on some variant of "any sign or indication of ancient life". This covers a lot of territory, from bones and seashells, to chunks of wood and leaf impressions, to worm burrows and animal footprints. Globs of feces count as fossils,
Is there anything special about the geology of the Park?
Yes, indeed, there certainly is. Many of the processes currently active in and around the Park are essentially unique to our area. As with so much of geology, the basic driving mechanism is plate tectonics. Locally we have "extremely oblique extension".