Story of Mary Anning’s Fossils at the Buffalo History Museum on January 25,2017 at 6pm to 7:30pm. Dr. Phil Stokes of Penn Dixie will speak about Mary Anning’s Fossils. First 50 attendees will get a fossil.
FREE with museum admission which is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 60+ and kids 13-21 are $5 and kids 7-12 are $2.50.
Who is Mary Anning? Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. (Wikipedia) Learn more.
Ichthyosaurus Fossil on display at the Lyme Regis Museum in the 1960s. Mary Anning a 12 year old girl found this first complete fossil in 1811. The museum is built on the site of her birthplace. The fossil is now homed at The Natural History Museum but has briefly returned to the Lyme Regis Museum in 2011 for the 200th anniversary of its discovery.
The Buffalo Geological Society 2017 Trip to Cincinnati to collect fossils is April 27-30, 2017. Jerry Bastedo is leading the trip so please contact Jerry for information on making the hotel reservations at the Hampton Inn in West Chester, OH, where a group rate has been setup. Jerry may be contacted at (716) 864-2701 or by emailing him at email@example.com for the hotel information and updates on the weekend’s events.
The Cincinnati Dry Dredgers will be celebrating their 75 Anniversary this weekend and are planning a couple special field trips, for their members. We may decide to participate in their trips and everyone will have to become a Dry Dredger member to go on their trips, which have not been determined at this time. Visits to other sites will be scheduled for the BGS trip. The Dry Dredgers will be holding a special event and/or dinner on Friday night which many of us will plan to attend.
Photos from the Buffalo Geological Society Potluck and Auction on December 2, 2016. Great food, great fun, great minerals!
More photos from the trip to Toronto with photos of the ROM’s dinosaur exhibit (awesome) and the Chihuly glass sculpture display (on display until January 2, 2017) and the Lawren Harris exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario.