Sometimes when you go to a creek you just need to investigate as to what is under those rocks.
If you look closely at the underside of the shelf there is blue clay. A marvelous find found often in our Ordovician fossil rich area.
Blue clay is found between the large layers of stone.
Typically the thicker the slab jutting out the higher the likelihood of blue clay being underneath. If you look in the water downstream a few inches from these areas you’ll find round “stones” of clay.
Oh, and I know I don’t have to say this but you know I have to (kind of like those warnings to not eat the cotton-ball in the aspirin bottle) don’t take the clay, don’t excavate it, be kind to all and leave it for someone else to find and enjoy discovering.
Plus, you don’t want to undermine the shelf the clay is holding up. That is no good.
But what do you do when you get blue clay all over your hands?
You apply it to your face like American Indians did.
Apparently, those Summer Nature Camps with Cincinnati Park Board made an lasting impression!
Thanks Gia and her crew!
Then you look around and see if you can find another area to find clay in — after all you need to add designs to your mom’s face and legs too.
NOPE — y’all don’t get a picture of that!
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