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 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 Otod
us 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.



          St. Clair, PA Fossil Fern Collecting Trip
                         Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

    
Larry Decina, past president of the Delaware Valley Paleontological
Society, will lead this fabulous trip to St. Clair, PA to collect beautiful fern
fossils.  The site is Carboniferous Age, late Pennsylvanian Period, 307 million
years old.  It's located north of Pottsville, PA.  The fossils are on a dark gray
to black slate.  The ferns are outlined with a white powder, aluminum silicate.  
If you have ever seen beautiful fern fossils on black shale with white powder
lining the ferns, this is the site they came from.  


We recommend this trip for adults and for children ages 7 and up.

Cost:  
$40 per adult and $30 per child under 18.  Cost does not include
transportation (we meet near 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.



         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:

The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

The Aurora Fossil Museum

Fossil Guy

The Jersey Cape Shell Club
Beautiful Otodus tooth found on our Upper
Potomac River Trip in 2013.
Beautiful Fossil Ferns found on one of our
St. Clair Trips a few years ago.