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TBFC Season 2023-2024 updates:
Next Club Meeting is Sept. 7, 2024 @ 7pm EDT in the USF Behavioral Science Room #103 (In-Person)

Next Peace River Monthly Trip: Sept. 14, 2024 (Paid, Active Members only and water levels permitting) - Zolfo Springs Guage
Next Brooksville Trip: TBD (Paid, Active Members only. Limit 20 People)
Next CEMEX Center Hill Trip: May 29, 2024 (Paid, Active Members only. Limit 20 People)
Check the Field Trips page or the Calendar for details!

June 8 - End of Season Dinner! (Details in the May Chonicles and Facebook)

May 4th was the Last Meeting until September! Have a great Summer everyone!

President's Message

2023-2024 Season

Tampa Bay Fossil Club 2023-2024 Season Comes to an End

If you’re new to TBFC you may not know that we shut down for the summer. TBFC will host our end of the season dinner on June 8, but there will be no regular monthly meetings held in June, July, or August. This will be your last update for this season, so be sure to check the calendar and field trip pages for TBFC’s remaining events.

Read the Chronicles each month (Members Only), check the calendar here on the TBFC website, and follow us on Facebook. Also, please be very cautious while venturing out into the rivers and creeks. There’s nothing in those rivers worth dying for.

Closed for Summer

Our season has come to an end. As I have reported to you many times in the past, it is an honor and a privilege to serve and represent the Tampa Bay Fossil Club and its many fine members. I want to thank the great support staff behind me in the Officers, Directors, and many of you members who volunteer to help TBFC excel to the exceptional level it has in both the public and scientific communities. Without all of you, none of what TBFC accomplishes each season would be possible.

Thanks for the adventure TBFC!

Good Hunting,
Mike Searle

Missed a meeting or just want to watch it again? You can view our past meeting recordings or live streams in the playlist below (Also found in the About section):


Summer Break!

TBFC is on Summer Break! We will resume Meetings in September.

Tampa Bay Fossil Chronicles

Hopefully you’ve noticed that TBFC has stepped up its game with the newsletter each month. In addition to all of our regular contributors, we’ve added two new recurring articles this season. “In Touch with Inverts” by Rob Carlson was added in September. Recently added, “Paleo Analysis” by Steve Vicari. Each month Steve will be discussing interesting prehistoric fauna and how they relate to extant species.

Please check out all of the articles in each issue. Only TBFC members receive the Chronicles, we don’t post it online or on Facebook.

Be sure to renew your Fossil Permits!

Paleo Preserve Burnett's Wholesale Nursery
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