Submitted by Jay Kayne
February 3, 2022
On Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM, Wild Amelia is pleased to welcome the month’s Wild Nite featured speaker Dr. Richard Hulbert, Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Richard’s research and experience have been shared in more than 30 essays and articles in publications including Nature and the Journal of Paleontology. He is currently engaged in field work at vertebrate fossil locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
Richard’s presentation is titled “A review of the fossil vertebrates of northern Florida” and will present images of fossil sites and a wide range of fossil animals found in this region ranging from tiny salamanders, frogs and mice to gigantic whales, walruses and elephants. It will include a discussion on the latest discoveries made since 2015 at the 5-million-year-old Montbrook site.
Due to continuing CDC guidance related to large indoor gatherings, this free event will be held virtually on Zoom and can be accessed using the following Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3fSipMG. It can also be accessed with the Meeting ID: 817 6180 3514 and Passcode: 458117.
Wild Amelia’s mission is to educate residents and visitors about the local bioregion and encourage stewardship of the area’s natural resources through events and programs that educate and entertain while promoting a conservation ethic. For updates on the status of program activities, please visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.