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NC Fossil Club Meetings

NC Fossil Club Meetings

The club is still meeting on a regular basis every other month. However, until further notice, meetings are only occurring virtually. For up to date information, please check the club’s calendar. Information on how...

NCFC Meeting November 7, 2020

NCFC Meeting November 7, 2020

The speaker for the November 7 meeting was Linda McCall. Her topic was “Thirty-Million-Year-Old Fossils in Living Color from North Topsail Beach, NC.” A link to the program video may be seen here: https://youtu.be/fukCjzO5gyI

NCFC Meeting September 20, 2020

NCFC Meeting September 20, 2020

The speaker for the September 20, 2020 was Terry Denny. Her topic was “Hunting dinosaurs in Alberta.” A recording of her program may be seen here: https://youtu.be/mMFX8dDIwgg

NCFC Meeting July 19, 2020

NCFC Meeting July 19, 2020

The speaker for the July 19, 2020 meeting was Dr. Christian Kammerer, Research Curator, Paleontology, NC Museum of Natural Sciences. His topic was “Dicynodonts: Tusked Survivors of the Permo-Triassic.” A recording of his program...

NCFC Meeting May 17, 2020

NCFC Meeting May 17, 2020

The May speaker was Dr. Bruce MacFadden from the University of Florida and the Florida Museum of Natural History. His topic was “Belgrade Mammals and the FOSSIL Project.” A recording of the video may...

NCFC Fossil Fair 2019

The 2019 North Carolina Fossil Fair was held at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Members of the NCFC displayed their various collections. Outreach and education was also provided by Appalachian State...

Dino Academy 2019

The Museum of Life and Science held a Dino Academy event on Aug. 24 and invited our club to participate. Several members exhibited wonderful displays of Mesozoic Era fossils: Charlie & Pam Causey, Trish...

Meet your State Symbols

Meet your State Symbols

Did you know our state bird is the cardinal? Or that the state drink is milk? How about the state insect – did you know it’s the western honey bee? And did you know...

Creekside Science Night 2019

NC Fossil Club members Diane Willis, Joe Magura, Trish Kohler, Julie Niederkorn and Jonathan Fain set up educational displays at the Creekside Elementary School science night.

Schiele Museum Fossil Fair 2019

Schiele Museum Fossil Fair 2019

NC Fossil Club members setup educational displays at the 2019 Schiele Fossil Fair in Gastonia.  Members participating were Joy Herrington, Mary Boulton, Richard Chandler, Darryl Grater, Gary Lewis, Alex Lewis, Julie Niederkorn and Dr....

2018 NC Fossil Fair

The NC Fossil Fair on November 3 was a huge success, with 2600 attendees at the NC Museum of Life and Science (NCMLS) in Durham, NC! (Last year’s first Nov. Saturday attendance at the...

Greens Mill Run April 2018

We could not have asked for better weather or a better group of people. Our group consisted of members who had been to GMR many times as well as some who were experiencing the...

NCFC Meeting March 2018

NCFC Meeting March 2018

Dr. Patricia Kelley, Professor Emerita of Geology, UNC-W, comes to us from the Paleontological Society Distinguished Speaker Program. Her talk was titled The Arms Race from a Snail’s Perspective: Evolution of the Naticid Gastropod Predator-Prey...

Origin of Janus

Origin of Janus

The title of the club’s newsletter, Janus, comes from an ancient god of Roman mythology.  Janus was a god of two faces, one young and one old; one face to see the future, the...

How much coprolite is too much?

How much coprolite is too much?

The Guiness Book of World Records has recognized George Frandon from Florida as having the world’s largest privately held coprolite (poop) collection.  Guinness certified his collection of 1277 specimens from 8 countires and 15...

Creekside Science Night 2018

Diane Willis, Trish Kohler, Louis Kohler, Joy Herrington and Julie Niederkorn participated in the Creekside Elementary School science night on February 15, 2018.

Greens Mill Run October 2017

Despite a chilly start to the morning we had a good turnout. After some debate among some of the group regarding waders we set off to the creek. As usual, some people immediately took...

NCFC Fossil Fair 2017

Organized by the North Carolina Fossil Club, the Fossil Fair is an annual gathering of fossil enthusiasts who share their passion and knowledge of paleontology with the public. Some to the best fossils found...

NCFC Meeting September 2017

The September meeting included a celebration of the club’s 40th anniversary and the debut/release of Volume IV of the Fossils of North Carolina series. Volume IV is in two parts: reptiles, birds, Proto-mammals and...

VMNH Dino Days 7-2017

VMNH Dino Days 7-2017

Dino Day was a 2 day nod to the life and various times of the dinosaur giants.  It opened at 3 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 21 and from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday, July...