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 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.


              Philadelphia Minerals Trip
                     Sunday, October 12th, 2014

  Join us for a day of rock hunting.  Yes - even Philadelphia has wonderful
rocks!  We will meet at Valley Green in Fairmount Park, and see and learn
about metamorphic rocks and collect some interesting minerals.  Karenne Snow,
past president of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and co-author of Gem
Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, will lead this extraordinary trip.  We'll
collect garnets, and possibly staurolite and kyanite, while taking a beautiful
hike in the woods.  Karenne will also teach us about the geology of the area.  
We'll have a picnic lunch by the stream, and then go to the Bells Mills area to
look for more staurolite, tourmaline, and perhaps magnetite.    

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

Cost:
 $25 per adult and $15 per child under 18.


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 Upper Potomac River and
           Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend
                Saturday, Oct. 25th and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

   Dr. Lauck Ward, Curator Emeritus at the Virginia Museum of Natural
History and leading authority of molluscan biostratigraphy of the Atlantic
Coastal Plain will lead us on this fabulous weekend full of adventures in Virginia
and Maryland.

   Saturday we'll ride in boats on the Potomac River, starting at Fairview
Beach, Virginia, stopping at many places along the banks collecting fossils.  
After collecting on the Virginia side, we'll cross the Potomac River to the
Maryland side (winds permitting), stopping along many beaches, collecting more
fossils, ending up past Purse State Park and crossing back to the Virginia side.  
We will be collecting in the Paleocene Age, Aquia Formation in the Piscataway
and Paspotanza Members.  We should find lots of small fossil shark teeth,
possibly a larger Otodis obliquus, hopefully some crocodile teeth, and lots of
fossil shells, including Turitella and frilly oysters.  Hopefully we'll find a few
large frilly oysters with both valves attached.  We'll find literally tons of
Turitella shells, and some huge slabs of rock covered with Turitellas.

    Sunday we'll collect fossils on Stratford Hall beach until 2 PM.  The beach
is closed to the public (except for a small roped-in area).  Our leader, Dr.
Ward, has special permission to take groups up and down the beach, a mile or
two past the ropes.  This site is Upper Miocene Age (6 - 10 million years old).
 Shark teeth, whale bones and turtle shell are mainly found here.  Fossil shells
are also found, including Chesapectens and Ecphora.  Sometimes you can find
Chesapectens with both valves attached, and complete or almost complete
Ecphora.

We recommend this trip for adults and for children ages 10 and up.

Cost:  
$150 per person.  Cost does not include transportation to the meeting
sites, food or lodging.  It also does not include the Stratford Hall Grounds
Fee.  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.
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.
Nice rock with kyanite and garnets found
on our Philadelphia Minerals Trip a few
years ago.
Recommended Links:

The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

The Aurora Fossil Museum

Fossil Guy

The Jersey Cape Shell Club
Beautiful Otodis tooth found on our Upper
Potomac River Trip in 2013.
Beautiful Megalodon tooth found at
Stratford Hall on our August Upper
Potomac River and Stratford Hall Fossil
Collecting Weekend.