Waubonsie Park (.4
10 W. Jefferson St., Oswego
Main Street, behind the Oswego Public Library
- Natural area along the Waubonsie Creek
- Fossil exploration
Though visitors to Waubonsie Park must undertake a steep and often slippery climb down to the creek, the destination is well worth the journey.
In the exposed limestone, numerous fossils are visible, including Tentaculites oswegoensis, a sea creature from the Ordovician Period (ca. 510-445 million years ago), discovered here, and named for Oswego. (Photo compliments of Raymond Wiggers)