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 . . .)

June 22, 2024 - Cretaceous - Perry County

It was a gorgeous day to hunt fossils, and a hot one! Fortunately for us, the site we all visited had overhanging trees over the creek providing shade and pretty much dropped the temps to a comfortable range enjoyed by all. The water temp wasn't that bad either.

BPS Monthly Meeting - July 1, 2024

Our speaker for July 1 is Bethany Cobb Faulk.  Her program will be "Nannofossils and Catastrophes: Probing the Past with Paleontology"

This meeting is free and open to the public.

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

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

BPS Monthly Meeting June 3, 2024

Our speaker for June 3rd is Maddy Dissinger, an undergraduate student at UA.  Her presentation title is "My Museum Journey: ALMNH, Yale, and Beyond".  Ms. Dissinger is majoring in Biology, while concurrently in the Accelerated Master’s Program earning her Master’s degree.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

May 18, 2024 - Cretaceous - Greene County, AL

Rain has been forecast all week... today was no exception! A planned fossil hunt for BPS on a creek, to hunt Cretaceous Period marine fossils! 88% chance of rain, and of course Alabama weather can turn on a dime! It turned out to be a gorgeous, pleasent day for the most part, and surprisingly the water levels weren't that bad either considering all the rain we'd been getting!

BPS monthly meeting May 6, 2024

Our speaker for May is Dr. George Phillips, Curator of Paleontology, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science .  The program title is: "Smith Co, MS Lime Pit".

This meeting is free and open to the public.

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

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

May 3, 2025 - Pennsylvanian - Jefferson County, AL

Two hours of hunting time was allowed on this trip. We covered a lot of literal ground and found lots of fossils and then some! Three BPS members enjoyed the hunt because there were so many Carboniferous Period fossils to find! 3D Calamites, Stigmaria and fern fossils were abundant and what a day it was! It was an overcast day with a cool breeze, so the temperature was pleasant. I found a pile of shale and found lots of fern fossils, large slabs I had to say no to because I have no room to store them.

April 13, 2024 - Cretaceous - Dallas County, AL

BPS was invited by Adiel at the University of Alabama to hunt the chalk gullies of South Alabama Saturday... couldn't of asked for better weather! Wow! It turned out to be a gorgeous day, with the weather cooperating and temperature not steaming hot like it usually is on days like this in the South. About 20 enthusiastic people showed up for this event including 6 if Adiel's students to hunt fossils as well and meet some of us who does this for a hobby.

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


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