January 25, 2020 - Mississippian, Franklin County, Alabama

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, several BPS members and guests decided, despite the dismal forecast, to travel to a lake in Franklin county to collect fossils.  The selected field trip site is a favorite and did not fail to please.  Despite the raw and biting winds and persistent clouds, our group visited 3 sites throughout the day.  Though two of the sites were less than forthcoming with fossil finds, one site was a treasure trove of Mississippian fossils.  There were lots of crinoid stems, many blastoids (one HUGE one), nice corals (also a HUGE horn coral), a couple of trilobites, some has

January 6, 2020 Combined Monthly Meeting, Annual Meeting & Board of Directors

Tonight's meeting will be our Annual Meeting, where members will vote for Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs, followed by an installation ceremony.  The business meeting will start at 7:00 pm.  There will not be a formal program tonight.

All are welcome, members expected.  


Monday, January 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

December 2, 2019 BPS Program – Post-Glacial Black Belt Ecosystems: Climate or Humans?

Our speaker for December is Tim Truelove of the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama who will speak on “Post-Glacial Black Belt Ecosystems: Climate or Humans?
Hoover Public Library, Fitzgerald Room. Free and open to the public.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

November 2, 2019 - Cretaceous, Chilton, Al

How many attendees does it take to make a great field trip?  Today, the answer was four!  Maybe it was the cold weather or maybe it was schedule conflicts but, for the folks who came to Chilton County for the field trip, it was very pleasant!

November 4, 2019 BPS Program – Exploring Extinction in Ancient Antarctica

Our speaker for November is Rachel Moore, a doctoral student at the University of Alabama, who will speak on "Exploring Extinction in Ancient Antarctica.”
Hoover Public Library, Fitzgerald Room. Free and open to the public.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

November 16, 2019 - National Fossil Day Exhibit

BPS participated in the National Fossil Day exhibit on the campus of the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa.


October 15, 2019 Teacher Workshop, Sumter County, Al

The teacher workshop was held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston this year due to weather issues.  It was taught by professors from the University of West Alabama and geologists from the Geological Survey of Alabama.  There was a full classroom of students, including several BPS members who attended as students.  Other BPS members provided assistance in the workshop and behind the scenes with food preparation and clean-up, and also set up the BPS traveling fossil display. 

September 28, 2019 - Cretaceous, Perry, Al

On Saturday, September 28, a sizable group of BPS members and guests got together to take advantage of the unseasonably hot weather to visit a favorite creek in Perry County.  After a stop at a local burger restaurant that served very tasty biscuits, we caravanned to the site – off-roading a little bit at the end.  The dry weather was definitely in our favor there! 

Celebrate National Fossil Day at Smith Hall, Tuscaloosa

This is the 10th Anniversary of National Fossil Day at the National Park Service.  There will be activities around the

October 7, 2019 BPS Program “The first animals: insights from fossils and genomes on the origin of animal complexity.”

Our speaker for October is Dr. Kevin Kocot, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Hoover Public Library, Downstairs, Fitzgerald Room. Business meeting starts at 7:00, program at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm


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