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Piece of Fossilised Tree?

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: Ellude
Fossilised Tree ??
  • fossil root (stigmaria)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Ellude's picture

Where else

Not sure if any users of this site can help. Wondered where I could find another site to record this 'find'. Thanks ispotters.

Syrphus's picture

What about one of the Glasgow

What about one of the Glasgow museums? There is the Kelvingrove Museum http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx and the Hunterian http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/, which is part of the Uni.

They would be able to say if it is a fossil, and whether and advise what to do with it.



recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

Ellude's picture

Thank you

Hi, thank you I initially left it where I found it. Glad I went back for it.
I will pop into Glasgow & see if they can help.

hfraser02026's picture

Having studied paleontology

Having studied paleontology at university, I would say that it is a chunk of fossilised tree root from a very large tree. Where did you find it? Very jealous of your beautiful trophy!!

Ellude's picture


Hi Hannah, thanks for your comment.
Found in the water, at the edge of River Avon, Morgan's Glen, Larkhall. I photographed it near the edge of the river on a broken seat. Left it where I found it initially then went back for it once I found a discarded bag to carry it in. Decided it might get washed further down river & never been seen again.

If ever you want to look in the area to see if there's more pieces contact me. I'd happily take you to the place. Judith.