I can’t remember if I ever blogged about the teeny tiny fossils on Lindisfarne, back in the summer, but here they are again.
They’re crinoids, known locally as Cuthbert’s beads (some of them even have a hole through the centre, handy for the old rosary), and they vary from the size if a pinhead up to about a centimetre across.
(Crinoid south southwest of the penny.)
Searching for these is an unexpectedly satisfying way to pass time. Think beaches are just sand? Lie down and examine that sand properly, upclose and personal. The world looks a different place, when you focus back out again.