The BGS Field Trip to Egansville over 4th of July weekend has been postponed.
Visit BGS member Dick Phillips Amazing Rock Garden at the Ken-Ton Garden Walk which is July 18-19 from 10am to 4:30pm. AND, you can also visit during the Ken-Ton NIGHT Garden Walk which is July 17-18 from 8:30pm to 11pm when he has areas of fluorescents and UV lights available.
Plus, he is participating in the Open Gardens aspect of the National Garden Walk program which means his garden is open to the public on Thursdays from July 9 to July 30 from 2-6pm.
You absolutely do NOT want to miss seeing his amazing rock garden. His address is: 346 Pilgrim Road in Tonawanda.
Headquarters for the overall free Ken-Ton Garden Walk: Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza, Tonawanda, NY 14223.
The Annual Buffalo Geological Society Picnic is being held earlier and at a different location this year. Everything else will be the same meaning it is a potluck with hot dogs, buns and soda, coffee and tea provided. Bring your own place setting – plates, silverware, cups as well as stories, best finds, stuff to sell or trade, free stuff that your house can not harbor any more. Starts at 12:30pm.
Held at North Forest Park at 85 North Forest Road in Williamsville. Park Entrance is across the street from an Army Reserve Station.
Upcoming Buffalo Geological Field Trips. Note that you will need a hard hat, steel toed shoes, protective eye wear, long pants and be a Member ($15 for individuals, $20 for families).
Field Trips for 2015
1. POSTPONED- CANCELLED –July 3-5- 4th of July Weekend, 2015 – Egansville and Quadeville Beryl Pit, Ontario. Apatite, sheets of mica, amazonite, cleavelandite, titanite, pink calcite and tourmaline have been found. Combine with sightseeing and you have a great holiday vacation. Good hunting. Digging in woods with shovel and pick and breaking rock with hammers and chisels. Power equipment allowed. Supervised children alloweed. Suggest staying in Egansville or Pembroke nearby.
2. September 19 -Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ontario Canada. 6426 REgional Road 14, Marmora. Meet at 8:30am, enter at 9am and dig to 3pm. Must be $18. $10 Canadian. No saws. Must pre-register with Don Lapham.