A number of fossils can be found in DePauw's Nature Park.
|Nature Park Fossils|
|Fossil brachiopods are marine animals that look like clams. Brachiopods are also known as “lamp shells” because their outer shells look like ancient oil lamps.|
|Fossil bryozoans are formed by colonies of animals. Their branch-like structures look a lot like coral. Small animals lived inside each of the tiny openings in the twig-like structures.|
|Fossil crinoids are also known as “sea lilies”. A crinoid is a marine animal that looks like a flower on a stalk. The stalk keeps the animal attached to the sea floor. Then the flower-shaped part extends out and is used to filter food particles from the sea water. Usually only the stalk is preserved as a fossil; the flower-shaped part usually isn't fossilized because it was too fragile.|