Spring is planting season. Planting season, for new areas outside the established gardens, requires digging holes. This winter we cut some trees down along the driveway, to split for firewood. We wanted to replanted smaller fruit trees in their place. That required digging holes. Digging holes means digging up rocks.
As we always have projects for rocks, this means collecting the rocks and moving them somewhere else, and replacing compost into the holes that the rocks had once occupied. As long as we are collecting rocks from the holes, we look for rocks that happened to be scattered on the ground.
There I found this rock. Another fossil appeared. This time, rather than the fern stems that I found a couple of years ago, this fossil has well-formed scallop shells. Ferns grow in marshy, muddy areas, fossilized in shale. Scallop shells could be either fresh or salt water. These are in sandstone. Beach front property?