My first fossil hunt was to a quarry near Matlock in Derbyshire - that's not far from where we live. Mummy and I went. We didn't have a fossil hammer, so we used other stones to crack the stones open. You can't find all fossils everywhere, because you find the fossils of the creatures that used to live there, millions and millions of years ago. And if the creatures didn't live there, then there won't be fossils of that creature. Near where we live, you can find shells (they are called brachiopods in fossil-speak), and we found some!!
Hello, my name is Toby. I am five years old, and I want to be a palaeontologist. I really like fossils, so I'm writing down everything I do with fossils! My Mummy is doing the typing until I'm a bit older, but she writes everything I say.