Get ready to go on a fossil hunt with Stephen Mayer, echinoderm and fossil specialist! Stephen will take us to some of his favorite fossil digs in Rochester, NY where you might find remains of ancient marine life such as trilobites, Trimerus delphinocephalus, Dalmanites limulurus, brachiopod leptaena rhomboidalis, tiny rugose corals, and rare graptolites.
February 11, 2023
10:00 AM at Wegmans
2301 Lyell Ave. Rochester, NY
A short drive, 2.5 miles to the collecting site will get us started collecting for 3-4 hours depending on the weather and collecting conditions.
After collecting we can meet at nearby McDonalds for coffee and lunch.
Members: please email Cathy Patterson at email@example.com with your contact information before February 11.
Non-Members: You must be a member to participate in our field trips, start your membership process today so you don’t miss out on the fun of our upcoming trips! Apply for a membership
Be prepared for messy, wintery, dirty work!
Warm clothing layers, old jeans, heavy socks, winter coat, wool hat and heavy gloves, heavy waterproof boots (steel toes not required),. This site will be muddy and wet.
Bring a crack hammer, (Estwing geology hammer or similar), medium to large chisel, collecting bucket (5 gal. available at hardware stores)
We‘re in the process of procuring some other sites by Syracuse, NY for fossil collecting in the near future. Check back often for updates!