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TBFC Season has ended - Resumes in September!

No Monthly Peace River Trips until the fall To Be Announced - Check the Field Trips page or the Calendar for details!

President's Message

TBFC Finishes First Full Season Under COVID

Well Folks, we did our best. Despite all of the cancellations that occurred during the 20-21 season, we were able to start making some baby steps forward. Sure, we all missed Fossilfest and the Peace River Adventure, but we did manage to get field trips back up and running, at least in the river. The mines all remain closed. I know virtual meetings aren’t the same, but if you’ll give it a try, you’ll find that they are entertaining (and you can watch in your pajamas). I have contacted USF for their decision on scheduling our meetings for the fall. Cross your fingers and hope for good news. We enjoyed a successful paleo swap meet. Most of us have come to realize that COVID and its grip on society will not be over anytime soon. TBFC will make every effort to safely return our activities to normal as soon reasonably possible. Bear with us. Hopefully my report to you in September will bring good news and announce more in person events.

TBFC Closed for Summer

Each year TBFC takes a much deserved summer hiatus. This year, it seems somewhat like we’ve been on break from TBFC for the whole year. If you’re new to TBFC you may not know that we do shut down for the summer. There will be no regular monthly meetings held in June, July, or August. The 2020-2021 season comes 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. See you in September, and remember... If you’re too busy to go fossil hunting, you’re just too busy!

Thanks for the adventure TBFC!

Mike Searle


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!

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