Chuck Ferrara

  • 1 year, 11 months ago
  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara posted an update in the group Southwest Florida Fossil Society

    The river was below normal low and was extremely productive this year as Society members went out in droves and collected a lot of shark teeth and vertebrae fossils and had a fantastic time the last couple of months

  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara posted a new activity comment

    We are having some issues with this down here in Southwest Florida with lack of access and pits to go to. Collectors are now “thinking outside the box” and looking for places to go. It’s not just the DOT road work sites, but also the gated communities! Regarding the construction sites, my view (which I just wrote about in our newsletter) is that we need to ask permission. You need to ask permission – just like what Paul Roth said – with the manager who’s operating the construction site. Unfortunately, some of these people are collecting during the work week when workers are present and construction machinery is on, and it’s causing problems. The amateur/educational clubs can talk to their members about ethics and asking for permission, but it’s hard to reach the independent collectors out there who don’t necessarily follow some of the ethical standards, so they may push the grey area and do things they shouldn’t do. I received a couple of strongly-worded emails last rainy season from presidents of homeowners associations citing concerns of privacy and safety. People were trespassing through construction entrances at night by flashlight to collect in a gated community! This definitely reflects badly on all of the amateur/avocational organizations who do good things for the community at large (and collectors as a whole). We all have to be more ethical and ask permission – that’s what I do! We don’t want to create an atmosphere where this becomes a problem and then the construction companies start complaining to the local city or county government — their response may be to create more rules and regulations, or possibly fines for trespassing. I do not want to see this happen. Remember the unethical action of a few can ruin it for the many!

  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara posted an update

    When does Montbrook start up again? I would like to participate for a weekend.

  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Joel W Hardin and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Donald Muller and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 1 year, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara replied to the topic Need to ID in the forum What Is It?

    From what I see yes you can see the bumpy texcture thats typical on the outside of the shell .

  • 2 years, 1 month ago
    Paul Roth and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 2 years, 2 months ago

    Attending NE/NC GSA pittsburgh. sitting in on a glacier session and and an oil shale session.

    Very interesting!

    Everyone’s presentations went smoothly. Glad to be representing SFFS!

  • 2 years, 8 months ago

    I will say the one on the left real

    the one on the right is the replica

    Good job kudos to Jason …..

  • 2 years, 9 months ago
    Tricia Jackson and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 2 years, 10 months ago
    Rachel Narducci and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara replied to the topic edisto river finds in the forum 4. Pictures In The Field

    Great dive in edisto river

  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara replied to the topic edisto river finds in the forum 4. Pictures In The Field

    Did great in edisto river

  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Sharon Holte and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Kyle Bostick and Chuck Ferrara are now friends
  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara replied to the topic Fossils or Carbonate feature? in the forum 3. What Is It?

    I agree with Victor too. I have seen these features on fossils I have found also.

  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara replied to the topic edisto river finds in the forum 4. Pictures In The Field

    Good day at the Edisto river … two dives. Found whale vertebrae and Angi teeth.

  • 2 years, 11 months ago

    Did great diving edisto current challenging but found great fossils.

  • 2 years, 11 months ago
    Chuck Ferrara posted an update in the group Southwest Florida Fossil Society

    Having a great time attending the aurora fossil festival .spent two days diving the edisto river .now attending the
    Cincinnati conferance

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