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Fossil Club Field Trip to Douglas Point in Purse State Park

  • 15 Nov 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Will be given to participants the day before.
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Join us for a hike along the Potomac at Douglas Point, Purse State Park, in Charles County, southern Maryland. Douglas Point is a well known collecting site for shark teeth, ray pavements, and other marine fossils.

Purse State Park is approximately 2 hours from Baltimore. Directions will be sent upon registration.

Meet onsite at 10AM. Low tide is at 11:30AM.

Public Parking is limited, with space for only 10 cars.

It is a short wooded walk to the beach.

This site is dog friendly and child friendly, though be advised that there are no public amenities.

For questions and additional information, please contact Valerie at

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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