Backyard Fossil

by Sandra Haan
(Byron Center,MI)

crinoids

crinoids

This is approx 1 1/2" x 3" and has various sizes of round shells? Or some kind of creature.

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Crinoid Fossils
by: Douglas

It is some kind of creature. These are crinoid stems called columnal. Crinoids are a living fossil that looks like a plant but is a marine animal. You can learn more about crinoids and see some pictures here:
http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/crinoids.html

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