FOSSIL FUNATICS

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Fossil Hunting is for FUN

Posted on January 2, 2016 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (2)

We are all wanting to find bigger and better stuff than last time, or find our FIRST of something...but a great collection is not found in ONE hunt!  LOL

The aim of FOSSIL FUNATICS is to provide a nurturing environment where people want to become ENGAGED in learning. We try to assist other hunters with "hot Spots" for finding good stuff.  We will scoop some good gravel to help fill the sifter  here and there... we will be scouting around for other spots for our guest hunters, taking Pictures to capture the Awesome day... Helping to ID the COOL stuff that is Dug up. We are YOUR guides. We want you to HAVE FUN, and enjoy Nature. The more oftem you dig, the better your chances for finding the BIG ONE!


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RESPECT NATURE

Posted on January 2, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

After a nice day on the water, take home everything you brought. Dont let your garbage become MY problem. ENJOY the beautiful foliage and fauna, find many fossils, take lots of pictures,  but leave ONLY your footprints behind.

   We are not CRAZY overboard...but we do OUR best to recycle, reduce consumption, and re-use what we can! We are often involved in Eco-Tours, wher we spend part of out time doing RIVER CLEAN-UP.  It is amazing the ODD things collected from the beds of our waterways....Action figures, Belt Buckles, Pedal car toys, car parts, telephones, paraphanallia, but  WATTER BOTTLES are most common....... AND are a new problem of thlast 5 years... we MUST change our habits, and encourage otehr to do the same!  It OUR world.

  

BE AWARE of the REAL NATURE

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There are ALWAYS manmade dangers in the waters of our rivers, creeks, and streams, so be ready. Broken glass, metal scraps, old tires, and all other household items end up in the water. WATCH OUT!  Of course, Mother Nature has many things to be aware of too. SNAKES, ALLIGATORS, and Insects are at home living in our waterways, as it offerst the perfect ecosystem. Show your respect by using caution, keeping a safe distance and shhoting ONLY pictures!

   Remember, the FLORIDA sun is Fiercely  HOT sometimes. Even in Winter season, you can get a sunburn.  Find a shady spot to dig, if necessary. Be sure to keep hydrated, we include 2 water bottles for each guest , and a light snack , such as granola bars, beef jerky, or dried fruit.

Watch for hidden obstacles......downed logs semi-buried in the creek bed, tangling root systems that snatch you feet from under you..

just BE AWARE!


Flodida fossil collecting

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Use Judgement. There are many Florida laws pertaining to the collection of fossils and artifacts, a hobby many of us dedicate LOTS of time and money into. Unless you are only hunting shark teeth, USE a properly permited  guide. NO permit is required for collection of shark teeth, but its a great idea anyway! it promotes ethical collectiong and cataloging of intristing specimens, and it helps track the # of people interested in our hobby.Permits are required for fossil collection, or other teeth not shark related.  Permits are relatively inexpensive and simple to obtain. Under the current law, in lieu of the old " isolated finds", IT is now ILLEGAL to colect ANY artifacts of arrowheads from any public land. IT IS NOT WORHT THE RISK!  PERIOD.


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