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masonboro37

Hi everyone! I Have not posted in a long time. I am going to be better and get back involved with my FF friends this new year. I have missed everyone and I am really working on getting back into my fossil excursions and specimen research. I just wanted to share a some of the adventures I had this year and I included my son on a few. He is only 7, so I can not take him to the big quarries just yet. I only went on a few trips this year, but each one was special and so full of friendship, fossil hunting and splendid moments of reuniting with friends whom share the same interest. Having my son along with me was priceless. Teaching him all about North Carolina paleontology and respect for nature has been amazing.  I have been doing that with him since he was three years old. So, he already states he wants be a paleontologist or fireman. Love that!

 

There were also beautiful discoveries of some gorgeous flora and fauna of the North Carolina wetlands and beaches. The fossils have been sparse, but just getting out in the field once in a while is the fine by me. Please comment if I have an identification incorrect and let me know about any identifications of some of the flora. 

 

Happy new Year!

 

Libby

View of part of the Castle Hayne, NC quarry.View of part of the Castle Hayne Quarry, NC. 5a49836b09f42_CHbilvalve2017.thumb.jpg.d35b20b2748fdd5d8bfef5e9cb36e1da.jpg5a498375c1870_CHConusmold2017.thumb.jpg.1d58d3d4a27a47b11a00c9cfa23e5157.jpg5a4983805a548_ConusmoldCH2017.thumb.jpg.6148548912032db590252bdb2e296759.jpgConus sp. Cone Shell . Eocene

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Hardouinia mortonis

 

 

OD Chinese lantern.jpgLatern

OD amphibian 2017.jpg

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OG stink bug 2047.jpgNC stink bug!

Mouthplate OD 2017.jpg

OD Murex 2017.jpgMurex

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caldigger

Great photography Libby.  The areas you hunt are quite beautiful as well.

Looking forward to some of your adventures in the new year.

Glad to see you back again!

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Fossildude19

Yay! Libby's back! :D 

And such a fine year of finds and nature pics! 

Thanks for posting - glad to see you back, Libby. 

 

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Bobby Rico

Absolutely beautiful photos looking forward to seeing some more.

 

happy new year bobby 

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ynot

What Tim said, and nice pieces! (particularly the last 2)

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masonboro37
2 hours ago, caldigger said:

Great photography Libby.  The areas you hunt are quite beautiful as well.

Looking forward to some of your adventures in the new year.

Glad to see you back again!

Thank you for your kind words!  Hoping for more excursions this year and staying in touch on the FF! 

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masonboro37
2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Yay! Libby's back! :D 

And such a fine year of finds and nature pics! 

Thanks for posting - glad to see you back, Libby. 

 

HEY! I am going to try my best! Thank you about the pics. Hope all has been well. Happy New Year!   

Libby

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masonboro37
2 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Absolutely beautiful photos looking forward to seeing some more.

 

happy new year bobby 

Hi Bobby, thank you about the photos!  Will be posting some more of 2017 excursions. Happy New Year!

 

Libby

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masonboro37
2 hours ago, ynot said:

What Tim said, and nice pieces! (particularly the last 2)

Thank you so much! 

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Ludwigia

Welcome back, Libby. Nice to see that you and your son have made some nice finds and had some good experiences despite the infrequency.

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Monica

Hi Libby!

 

It's nice to meet you! :)

 

I just wanted to say that I love your urchins!!!  They look great!!!

 

I also go out looking for fossils with my 7-year-old daughter - in fact, she's the one who go me interested in fossils when she was learning about dinosaurs in kindergarten - she's been my fossil-hunting buddy ever since :hammer01:

 

Welcome back to TFF - I look forward to seeing more of your posts in 2018!

 

Monica

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Tidgy's Dad

Happy New Year, Libby! :)

All the best for a marvelous 2018! 

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masonboro37
5 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Welcome back, Libby. Nice to see that you and your son have made some nice finds and had some good experiences despite the infrequency.

Hi! Thank you and hoping we have more frequent excursions in 2018. Wishing you a wonderful new year.

 

Libby

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masonboro37
2 hours ago, Monica said:

Hi Libby!

 

It's nice to meet you! :)

 

I just wanted to say that I love your urchins!!!  They look great!!!

 

I also go out looking for fossils with my 7-year-old daughter - in fact, she's the one who go me interested in fossils when she was learning about dinosaurs in kindergarten - she's been my fossil-hunting buddy ever since :hammer01:

 

Welcome back to TFF - I look forward to seeing more of your posts in 2018!

 

Monica

Hi Monica,

 

Nice to meet you too. Looks as though we have a lot in common, especially inquisitive 7 year olds. Thanks about the echinoid fossils. There are some large ones in NC. It is nice to be back on the FF, catch up with friends and make new ones. Happy New Year!

 

Libby

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masonboro37
1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Happy New Year, Libby! :)

All the best for a marvelous 2018! 

Happy New Year to you too! 

 

Libby

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old bones

Hey, Libby! Good to hear from you again. I think that we have made the same kind of resolution regarding TFF this new year :) Love this urchins!

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oldtimer

Nice finds and the photos were great too.  I like to see other photos of things from the area and that those who photograph them along the way.

Super glad that you are getting your son out with you and instilling those nature values in him at an early age.

Looking forward to the pics and write up of your 2017 trips and finds.  And looking forward to what you share in the coming 2018 finds.

Good luck and happy New Year.

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Peat Burns

Nice finds!  What species is that murex?  It kind of looks like a triton.

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jcbshark

Good to see you back Libby, great pics:)

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Coco

Delighted to read to you again, I wondered what you became, it had been a long time since you had come visit us.

 

Coco

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MeargleSchmeargl

Hello again, Libby. Back to your hounding, eh?

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Nimravis

Really beautiful Echinoids.

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sixgill pete

I think I recognize those echinoid pics.  Seems like I've been there before. :D

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Plax

probably just deja vu six! Good to read you Libby.

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sixgill pete
3 hours ago, Plax said:

probably just deja vu six! Good to read you Libby.

 

we have all been here before

we have all been here before

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