Sunday, September 06, 2015

Calling all Rock Flippers!

Just a reminder: International Rock Flipping Day is next Sunday, September 13th. It's time to make your plans, invite your friends, and look for an interesting rock (or rocks.) Small rocks, big rocks, flat rocks, chunky rocks, even man-made rocks; they're all good, and no telling what lives underneath. What will we find this year?

In case you missed it, history and instructions are here.

Rocks, lichen, moss, old leaves. Burnt Bridge, Bella Coola valley. I should have had a flashlight to see what lives in that mini-cave.

If you're joining in for the first time, here's a quick rundown of the procedure.
  • On or about September 13th, find your rock or rocks and flip it/them over. 
  • Record what you find. "Any and all forms of documentation are welcome: still photos, video, sketches, prose, or poetry." 
  • Replace the rock as you found it; it's someone's home. 
  • Post on your blog, or load your photos to the Flickr group. (Even if you don't have a blog, you can join.) 
  • I will collect the links, e-mail participants the list, and post it for any and all to copy to your own blogs. (If you're on Twitter, Tweet it, too; the hashtag is #rockflip.) 
  • There is a handy badge available for your blog, here. (Or copy it from this post.)

Have fun, and be careful out there!

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