Welcome to BPS !

If you're looking for Alabama fossils, this is the place to come!

Tombigbee river, brooksella, ammonite, 4 wheeling in Lowndes county, jacketing a dinosaur skull.

Exciting field trips, educational programs on paleontology and geology, and interesting people to meet! No prior knowledge required, just a desire to learn and a love of fossils and the outdoors. Professionals and novices of all ages are welcome.

BPS is a little different from most rock/ fossil/ mineral groups. Our original purpose (More . . .)

March 30, 2024 - Cretaceous - Prentiss County, Mississippi

It was a gorgeous day to go creek hunting in Mississippi with BPS! We were the first ones, all seven members there and had the park to ourselves up till around 3ish. The water that morning was freezing cold, but our bodies acclimated to it, and it helped the temperature shot up to 78 degrees! After 3ish, about 20 people showed up to party with us... got a lil' crowded, but most left after an hour. Pictured is my haul for the day, all were found under the bridge where it has been picked over... the secret is ya gotta dig a lil' deeper!

Monthly Meeting - April 1, 2024

Our speaker for April is Chase Egli, a Geology grad student currently working on his masters.  The program title is: "Updates on Chondrycthian Research in North Alabama".

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Business meeting starts at 7pm, program will begin around 7:30.  

Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL  35216, Downstairs, Fitzgerald Meeting Room.

Monday, April 1, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

March 2, 2024 - Fossil Road Show, Jackson, MS

BPS Regular Meeting TUESDAY

Please note - the March meeting will be on TUESDAY March 5, due to library room reservation conflicts on Monday.

Our speaker will be Dr. Fred Andrus - “Behavior insights from Alabama ammonite aptychi geochemistry”.

Please watch your email for more details.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

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BPS is now using https:// in our URL instead of http://.  This will make the site more secure, and all passwords will be encrypted.  In the past, a number of educational organizations (and a few ot

January 22, 2024 - Pennsylvanian - Jefferson County, Alabama

(report to come later)

A Walk Through Deep Time by Dr. Deutsch, Mon Feb 26

The Birmingham Historical Society will be having their annual Meeting on February 26, 2024 at the Botanical Gardens Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama.  Their keynote speaker is Dr. Deutsch, who wrote the book Ancient Life in Alabama - The Fossils, The Finders & Why It Matters.  This talk is titled "A Walk Through Deep Time".

Several members of BPS are mentioned in the book, including our founder, James Lamb, Chase Egli, and Ricky Mims.

The book will be available for sale and for autographs after the meeting.

Monday, February 26, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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