REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

To register, please email Cathy at
cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com

or call 610-209-0758  

Checks should be made payable
to Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature
Adventures and mailed to:

Cathy Young
530 Franklin Way
West Chester, PA  19380

We now also accept credit cards!
If you'd like to pay by credit card,
e-mail
cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com
and tell me you'd like to pay by
credit card.  I will then e-mail you
a secure Paypal invoice.

Thank You!!
         Fall Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend
         Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th, 2014

    Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology at the
Virginia Museum of Natural History will lead us on a fossil collecting adventure
at Stratford Hall Plantation on the Northern Neck of Virginia.  

 
   Stratford Hall Plantation is General Robert E. Lee's birthplace, home of 2
signers of the Declaration of Independence, and a world-class fossil collecting
site along the Potomac River.  The beach is closed to the public, except for a
small roped-in area, but Dr. Ward has special permission by the Executive
Director of Stratford Hall to take groups past the ropes, up and down the
beach.  As long as the Potomac and winds cooperate, we'll have motorboats
with us to take people to hard to get to areas at no extra charge.  This site
is Upper Miocene Age (6 - 14 million years old).  The fossils found here are
from the Calvert, Choptank, St. Mary's and Eastover Formations.  Shark
teeth, whale bones and teeth, crocodile teeth and turtle shells are mainly
found here.  Some complete whale, porpoise and crocodile skeletons have been
collected here.  Occasionally, even a Megalodon shark tooth is found (a
Megalodon is an extinct giant shark - the huge monster whose teeth can reach
5 or 6 inches long).  There are also some beautiful fossil shells found here,
including Chesapectens and Ecphora.  Some of the Chesapectens have both
valves, and some of the Ecphora are complete or almost complete.  We
sometimes even find crab concretions here.

 
   This is the site where the whale skull was found last year and taken out
of the cliff by paleontologists from the Calvert Marine Museum.

  
   Saturday we'll collect fossils until 3:30 PM.  Sunday, we'll go back to
Stratford Hall and collect fossils until 2 PM.

This trip is great for adults and for children ages 5 and up!

Cost:
 $90 per adult and $40 per child under 18.  Cost does not include
transportation, food, lodging or Stratford Hall Grounds Fees of $10 per adult
per day and $6 per child per day.  I will collect the Stratford Hall Grounds
Fees in cash each morning when we meet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, E-MAIL ME AT cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT 610-
209-0758.


      New Jersey Shorebird Migration Birding Trip
                       Sunday, September 7th, 2014

   Sandpipers, plovers, herons, egrets, terns, gulls, ducks, sparrows,
warblers!  

  Join us for our shorebird migration trip at one of the best birding spots in
New Jersey!  There's always a chance for a fall rarity or unusual sighting
during this trip, which gives you an opportunity to learn some East Coast birds,
observe the finer points of shorebird identification or add to your bird life list.

   Near Atlantic City, the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine
Division (known simply as Brigantine or the Brig) contains thousands of acres of
coastal salt marsh, islands, bays, upland fields and woodlands.  We will take
the 8 mile auto tour around 2 large fresh-to-brackish water impoundments and
walk the short trail behind the visitor center and restrooms.  If we have
time, we will also drive north of Brigantine, near the Tuckerton Seaport
Museum, to tour Great Bay Boulevard (also known as 7 Bridges Road) for
additional shorebird and passerine opportunities.  At the close of our day, we
will gather to eat, and share birding lists, pictures, and stories in good birding
tradition.

   Our leader, Karenne Snow, has been birding since she was 6 years old -
her first bird was a Laysan Albatross.  She was a casual birder until she
moved to New Jersey and discovered it was one of the best places in the
country for bird-watching.  She has led birding trips for The Academy of
Natural Sciences, taught Beginning Bird-Watching classes at adult schools, and
participated in the Breeding Bird Atlas of New Jersey, World Series of Birding
teams, Christmas Bird Counts and a Breeding Bird Survey.

This trip is great for adults and for children ages 5 and up.  

Cost:
$25 per adult and $15 per child under age 18.  Cost does not include
transportation or the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge fee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, E-MAIL ME AT cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT 610-
209-0758.


          Fall Cape Fear River Fossil Collecting Trip
              Friday, September 26th, Saturday, September 27th
                         and Sunday, September 28th, 2014


   
 I hope you can join us in North Carolina for 3 full days of fossil collecting
adventures. Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus of Invertebrate Paleontology at
the Virginia Museum of Natural History will lead this spectacular trip. We'll
spend Friday going to at least 1 or 2 of the North Carolina mines between New
Bern and Elizabethtown, NC. We'll collect fossil shark teeth, crocodile teeth,
sea urchins, sand dollars, fossil shells, and possibly some Pleistocene mammal
material in these mines. Three years ago, I found a Pleistocene Age horse
tooth!

   We'll spend Saturday and Sunday afternoon along the Cape Fear River via
motorboats, collecting Cretaceous Age fossils along the river. We'll collect
both marine and non-marine fossils from the Upper Cretaceous. We should find
petrified wood, lots of coprolites, shark teeth, huge sea turtle scutes,
crocodile teeth and bones (including Deinosuchus), and hopefully some dinosaur
teeth and bones. Last year many of us found dinosaur material! Several people
found carnivorous dinosaur teeth (including me).  My tooth was from a
Tyrannosauroid driptosaurus.  There were several Deinosuchus teeth found, as
well, and I found what probably is the brain case of a Deinosuchus.  There
were also lots of Cretaceous shark teeth and crocodile teeth and vertebrae
found last Fall.  On our Fall trip 2 years ago, Hadrosaur teeth were found, a
Ceratopsian tooth and a Tyrannosauroid driptosaurus tooth was found.

    Sunday morning we'll go to a fabulous Pleistocene shell pit where we'll find
lots of different species of gastropods and tons of bivalves, including shells
known as "spiny oysters", (Arcinella arcinella). We'll also find a few small
shark teeth, possibly a great white shark tooth or two, and some tiny fossil
fish skulls.

You must register early, as space is limited. This trip is recommended for
adults and children ages 10 and up.

Cost:
$260 per person. Cost does not include transportation, lodging or food.
It does include the boat rides to and from the site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, E-MAIL ME AT cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com OR CALL ME AT 610-
209-0758.


        Fall James River Fossil Collecting Weekend
           
Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th, 2014
      
      
Join us as we explore the James River banks via boats. Dr. Lauck Ward,
Curator Emeritus of the Virginia Museum of Natural History and leading
authority of molluscan biostratigraphy of the Atlantic Coastal Plain will lead
this fabulous trip.

      Saturday we'll travel by boats several miles along the James River,
across the river from Jamestown, VA, collecting fossils at many sites. These
sites are Miocene and Pliocene Ages. The outcrops we will be collecting from
contain millions of fossil shells (including Chesapectens and Ecphora, whale teeth
and bones, and shark teeth (including Mako and Megalodon).

      Sunday we'll drive to another part of the James River to collect
beautiful fossil shells. The age of these shells is Upper Pliocene Age, Yorktown
Formation, Rushmere Member.

We recommend this trip for ages 10 and up.

Cost:
$145 per person. Cost does not include transportation to the meeting
sites, food or lodging. It does include the boat rides.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR
TRIP, E-MAIL ME AT cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com or call me at 610-209-
0758.



             PRIVATE FOSSIL COLLECTING TRIPS
                      and FOSSIL PROGRAMS!  

Now your group can go fossil collecting together as a group.  This is
great for a scout troop, homeschoolers group, school group, etc.  We
can also do birthday party fossil trips and fossil trips just for your
family or friends. For more information, please e-mail
cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com or call 610-209-0758.

I am also giving fossil programs for groups.  I talk about  different
creatures and the time periods that they lived, while passing 25 - 50
real fossils for you to see up close and touch.  I also bring a large
container of sand full of fossils.  The children use a fossil screen and
trowel, and sift their own fossils to take home with them.  


Find out about our trips even before they are put on
the website.  Just e-mail cathy@fossilandnaturetrips.com ,
and we'll be happy to put you on our e-Newsletter list.
We send e-Newsletters about every 2 weeks, informing
you about our newest upcoming trips.
   
Event Information:
Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures, LLC
Megalodon shark tooth she found on our
Virginia Fossil Collecting Weekend in May.
Recommended Links:

My Fossil Find

The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

The Aurora Fossil Museum

Fossil Guy

Fossil Addiction

The Jersey Cape Shell Club
Beautiful Megalodon and Mako found by
one of our people on our Spring Stratford
Hall Fossil Weekend.
Extremely Rare Giant Thresher tooth,
Alopias species, found on our Spring
Stratford Hall Fossil Weekend.
Hadrosaur Metatarsal I Found on our Cape
Fear River Fossil Trip last Fall.
Dinosaur Vertebra with the Neural Arch
Attached Found on our Cape Fear River
Trip Last Fall.
Large, Beautiful Whale Vertebra Found on
our Fall James River Trip a Few Years Ago.
Nice Shark Teeth, Sting Ray Mouth Plate
and Fish Vertebra Found on our Fall James
River Fossil Trip Last Year.