Monday, February 3, 2020

Post Superbowl Beach Report

A pretty nice day for February here, with temperature peaking at an astonishing 65 F, under mostly sunny skies, without much wind. I found this shrub with catkins blooming on the way down. I searched and it appears to be Smooth Alder
Alnus serrulata, the hazel alder or smooth alder, is a thicket-forming shrub in the family Betulaceae. It is native to eastern North America and can be found found from western Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick south to Florida and Texas.
It was sunny at the beach, and we had an amazing day for shark's teeth, with 62 between Georgia and I. Skye didn't find a damn one, but she got a bunch of pets from other fossil hunters, so it was a good day for her too.
The best of the lot, a 1 1/4 inch Mako. The smallest was a barely visible 1 mm tooth that I had to squeeze between scotch tape to keep track of.

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