Monthly Archives: September 2021

Next Online Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, Sept 22, 7:30 pm

If any member is aware of a speaker, please reach out to them.  Otherwise, Jerri Wilkins will share photos and samples collected on VicPS summer fieldtrips, as well as Symposium fieldtrips to Princeton and Ashcroft.  

The 40 minute limitation on Zoom – free version – appears to have been reinstated, and we are unsure of the limitation Zoom may now impose on the number of participants. We may need to work around these limits. Watch your emails for a message on meeting connection details.

September 19 field trip

When: 9:00AM, Sunday, September 19, 2021

Where: A benefit of membership is the email describing this trip. The sites to be visited are easily accessible and suitable for families.

Exposure: Upper Cretaceous (90MY before present), Nanaimo Group, Upper Comox to Lower Haslam Formations.

Directions: Victoria area members, meet at Helmcken Park & Ride at 9:00 am to arrange carpooling. Members from up-island may join the trip in Duncan when we stop at Java World for a coffee between 9:45 and 10 am.

Equipment: The rock is TOUGH, with fossils in bedrock, not concretions. Bring your big hammers, chisel, safety glasses and gloves. Big boulders can be slippery; hiking boots recommended. Bring drinking water and bag lunch. Dress for rain, wind or sunshine
(windbreaker, hat, sunscreen).

Contact: RSVP Jerri Wilkins, Field Trip Lead, via the VicPS Facebook page or via email.