The Brothers (aka Two Islands)

The two fault-bound basalt islands stand offshore at Wasson Bluff offer vivid lessons in geobiology. The near island, ‘Big Brother’, has sheer cliffs that offer nesting habitat for vulnerable Peregrine falcons. Between the islands and shore, threatened rock-boring clams (Barnea truncata) chose only the Jurassic red mudstones of the McCoy Brook Formation as their most northerly global habitat.

Geological Formation: North Mountain and McCoy Brook formations
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Same as for Wasson Bluff, from where the Brothers are safely viewed. Warning: the incoming tide rushes around the Brothers at surprising speed. Walking to the islands at low tide can be very dangerous due to the speed of the returning tide and is therefore not recommended.


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Yes, we here at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark know that the top photo is actually a photo of picking raspberries (not blueberries), but thanks for the shout out from #GEOfood and #magmaunescogeopark in Norway. Also thanks to local photographer Betty Ann DeWitt for the amazing photo of berry picking. And a challenge to all you blueberry farmers out there to send us your blueberry photos to share. You can send them to us at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosWe are beyond exciting to have our partners from Magma UGG, Norway joining us for our next #GeoparkCafeSeries. Sara Gentinilini is the inventor and international project manager of the GEOfood Brand for food enterprises within UNESCO Global Geoparks local communities and a PhD student at the Earth Department at Turin University's Teach4Culture program. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about the GEOfood movement and program we are launching in our #GlobalGeopark. You are invited to join the conversation. Register today via email at manager@discoverygeopark.com #Geofood #LegendaryCoasts #hospitalityindustry #agriculture #agricultureandfarming #agriculturelife #fishing #foodie #rootsandculture #geologicalheritage #sustainabletourism #sustainabledevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.