Hummingbird Challenge IX, Spring 2013

Please join Dave Steadman and other Florida Museum scientists for our 22nd annual fossil dig at Thomas Farm (45 miles NW of Gainesville). The dig will take place from Tuesday through Sunday, April 2 to April 7, 2013.

We will excavate 18 million year old fossils of extinct alligators, tortoises, horses, rhinos, camels, deer, bear-dogs, real dogs, and many other critters. We also will find the tiny fossils of birds (maybe a hummingbird this year?; please don’t lose hope), bats, rodents, frogs, lizards, snakes, etc. that far outnumber the large ones.

The number of participants is limited to 15 per day. You can sign up for any two or more nights. The price includes:

  • All tasty meals, snacks, and beverages
  • Full access to the Thomas Farm facilities (picnic shelter, kitchen, shower, campground, nature trail)
  • Short evening lectures by museum scientists about their latest research
  • Guided nature walks around our 40-acre nature preserve
  • A wonderful time with old and new friends as we excavate one of North America’s most famous and productive fossil sites

To reserve a place for the Spring 2013 Thomas Farm Fossil Dig (Hummingbird Challenge IX), please fill out the registration form, enclose a check, and mail it to Dave Steadman.

Please make your check payable to: UF Foundation account 5394

David Steadman
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
P. O. Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611