Ripples in the Layers

Buttermilk Falls State Park Geology Tour

Ripples in the Layers

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: South Hill Elementary School

Point of Interest Details

Signs of the Sea

Look! Look! A Beach!


Can you imagine there was an ocean here? Yes, there was, over 390 million years ago. Today it looks like ripples on a rocky beach. Ancient ripples are left over from waves crashing over ancient beaches. The wavy cracks are bumpy and sharp. Sometimes it feels sandy. A ripple is a wave carved into stone. When the sand rubs against the rocks it makes it rough. Buttermilk does not have a lot of fossils.That is why we give a hand to geologists for finding out the facts about ripples in Buttermilk.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Buttermilk Falls State Park Geology Tour


 

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