Author: NC Fossil Club

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....

Janus 2018 Number 4 Published

Janus 2018 Number 4 Published

The last issue of Janus for 2018 has been published and will be mailed out soon.  You may access it online by logging in to the website and going to the Members’ Only page. ...

2019 NC Fossil Club Calendar Available

2019 NC Fossil Club Calendar Available

The NC Fossil Club’s 2019 limited edition calendar is available for sale on the Club’s website at https://ncfossilclub.org/ncfc-store/ . They make great gift!

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...

Janus 2018 Number 3 Published

Janus 2018 Number 3 Published

Janus 2018 Number 3 (September 2018) has been published.  The color version can be viewed on the Members’ Only page.  Hard copies will be mailed during the week of September 4.

Dinosaur eggs found by NCSU paleontologist now at NCMNS

Dinosaur eggs found by NCSU paleontologist now at NCMNS

A researcher at North Carolina State University has recovered a clutch of rare dinosaur eggs from cliffs in Utah. The football-sized oviraptorosaur eggs were in sediment estimated to be 97 million years old, said...

NCFC Founding Member Profile (Edgar Womble)

NCFC Founding Member Profile (Edgar Womble)

The North Carolina Fossil Club was founded in 1977 due largely to the efforts of Edgar A. Womble, Jr.  He served as president of the club from 1977-79, promoting both fellowship and an opportunity...

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...

Stamford Museum Researcher publishes paper on east coast dinosaurs

Stamford Museum Researcher publishes paper on east coast dinosaurs

Chase Doran Brownstein from the Stamford Museum in Connecticut has published a paper on Appalachian dinosaur biogeography and ecology in the Paleontologia Electronica . Members of the NC Fossil Club assisted with the research...

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...

Welcome from New NCFC President Diane Willis

Welcome from New NCFC President Diane Willis

Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for electing me as your new club president. As you know, our elections occur at our annual meeting during our fall Fossil Fair, and the new electees...

What is the oldest fossil found in NC?

What is the oldest fossil found in NC?

The oldest fossil found in North Carolina was supposed to be a marine worm called Vermiforma antiqua Cloud. It was found by a student named James Wright, at the South Fork of Little River...

Where in NC can you find the most diverse assemblage of vertebrate fossils?

Where in NC can you find the most diverse assemblage of vertebrate fossils?

The most diverse assemblage of vertebrate fossils found in North Carolina comes from the PCS phosphate mine in Aurora, NC. Fossils from the Pungo River, Yorktown, and younger formations from this quarry have included...

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...

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2017

World Ocean Day – Discovery Place 6-2017

World Oceans Day was held on June 10, 2017 at Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte, NC. The NC Fossil Club was in attendance with Joy Herrington’s whale material collection.  Ruffin Tucker (aided by his...