Regular Monthly Meeting

The next regular monthly meeting is January 22nd at 6:30p.m. at the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue.   Get there early to “meet and greet” members and visitors!

Mr. Bill Friday, our HGMS President, will present a program about the Burgess Shale, a fossil hunter’s dream on Burgess Mountain in the Canadian Rockies.  Take a step back in time 500 million years to the beginning of the Cambrian explosion when 3 billion year-old blue-green algae suddenly developed a fantastic array of shapes and characteristics.  There are other fossil sites of this ancient era, but none are as exquisitely preserved as the Burgess Shale.

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpted from an illustration by Mary Parrish.  Photo source:  https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/paleobiology/burgess/