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Hello TFF! It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the forums so I thought I’d update on my first fossil hunt of the year. I’ve been really busy with College and there’s nowhere to fossil hunt where I go to school. On the 26th of May I went with the North Coast Fossil Club (a club that I am part of and who do meetings and trips in and around Ohio and surrounding states) to the Penn Dixie Paleontological Site in Hamburg, New York. This was my third time at Penn Dixie, and just like last time I did excellent when it came to my finds. I hoped into the car of a friend of mine named Donna from the club along with two others from the club, and we drove eastward towards New York. In Ohio that was cloudy, hot, and very humid. The drive was 3 1/2 hours but that didn’t seem like much because I talked to the crew the entire time. When we arrived in New York and got to Penn Dixie we were blessed with the perfect weather of mid 70s with cloud cover which kept the temperature down significantly, along with a beautiful breeze that must of came from Lake Erie. There weren’t a lot of people because the legendary “day at the dig” had occurred a week ago so the rush for the new broken up shale was gone. Thankfully, all the good finds weren’t. For about an hour I sat down in the piles of rubble from the previous weeks new stuff from the nearby quarry. I split rocks with little avail until I hit my first find. A complete Eldregeops trilobite. However when I split the rock I broke off his pydigum. I rushed to my friend Donna and she lent me some glue with which I did a poor job at gluing his tail back on. It worked and while it looks amateur I’m happy to say he’s a full bug, and a big one at that.