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Calvert Cliffs

June 10, 2011

The family went to Calvert Cliffs State Park in southern Maryland for some weekend fun. The park has a nice 2-mile walk through woods and marshland that ends in a beach on the Chesapeake Bay. On the beach, you can hunt for fossils — of which, shark teeth are the most prominent, according to background info on the park. Way back (as in millions of years ago) in the Miocene period, the area of the park was covered in a shallow sea. We found some pieces that could be shark teeth, but they also could be pieces of shells. We’ll have to get them checked by an expert in this area. The park makes for a nice trip — and for photo opportunities, especially for trying to get away from my usual close-ups of flowers.

(More info on Calvert Cliffs can be found at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and The Fossil Guy.)

A Great Blue Heron keeps watch in the marshland.
Great Blue Heron in Marshland in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland

The old bridge has surely seen better days.
Old Bridge in Marshland in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland

The beach grass made for nice shots as it swayed in the wind.
Beach Grass in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland
Beach Grass in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2011 6:53 am

    Cool shots. Nature at it’s best.

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