Silurian Trails

Presented by tony fleming

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Sunken Gardens Park, Huntington

Tony Fleming, Licensed Professional Geologist, will lead an on-site program on the geologic history of the Upper Wabash Valley and how that history influences modern ecosystems and plant communities. We will observe geologic features dating back to the Silurian period (400 million years ago). We will begin at Sunken Gardens Park in Huntington (good fossiliferous reef) and proceed down US 24, taking in the Star Gravel Pit from the roadside, the US 24 reef roadcut (great exposure, many fossils), and some geological sites around the City of Wabash, such as Paradise Spring (where we will break for a picnic lunch) and Charley Creek Canyon. Hathaway Gorge also has a variety of interesting geological features related to plants. The article on the adjacent page explains some of what we might expect to hear about in more detail.

Many of us will also meeting at Kenapocomocha coffee house at 8:00 a.m. to carpool from North Manchester. You may meet up here or meet us at Sunken Gardens Park (1200 W. Park Dr., Huntington) at 9:00 a.m.

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