Fossil bird nest.

        This specimen was not considered as a specimen suitable for casting.  It is, however, an extremely unusual and rare specimen.  It is a trace fossil in a fossil palm tree section.  I have never seen another piece of petrified wood with a bird's nest in it and I have never heard of a bird's nest  in a palm tree trunk. 

     Unfortunately the verbage on the card is not clear enough to read.  The specimen is in a private collection.  It was found in the Golden, Jefferson County area of Colorado.  The size of the specimen is about 15 - 18 inches in diameter and the same in height.  The hole is about 2-1/2 inches wide and probably goes back about 5 inches.

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Fossil bird nest hole in palm tree section.

















Fossil bird nest hole in palm tree section - close up.