Fulgurites of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits (23 March 2019)

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by segsmember


Our second trip of 2019 is to the sand pits on the Lake Wakes Ridge courtesy of long-time SEGS member Marc Hurst and colleagues at C.C. Calhoun, Inc. This is an opportunity to learn about Plio-Pleistocene Cypresshead Formation sands and do some fulgurite hunting, as previously enjoyed and documented in our 2011, 2017, and 2018 Newsletters, website photo gallery, and SEGS Guidebooks #50 and #70.


Saturday, March 23

We’ll meet on March 23 at 9:30 AM, at the entrance of C.C. Calhoun, Inc.’s Pit No. 7, located at 3000 Bannon Island Rd, Haines City, FL 33844. After an hour or two, we might move to another nearby pit to continue collecting until lunch, at which point participants should arrange lunch on their own. There are many restaurants in nearby Haines City.

Age and Safety Restrictions

Children welcome with completed waiver and accompanying adult. Safety glasses (sunglasses), shirts, and closed-toe shoes are required. Drinks, sunscreen, and insect repellent recommended. SEGS will supply bottled water, but we suggest bringing plentiful fluids.

Registration and Fees

  • The price is $10 for current SEGS members; free for children and students.
    • Students — please consider an associate membership. It looks great on your resume, and you’ll be kept in the loop for our grant opportunities!.
  • Guidebooks are available for you to print from the website (#50 and #70).

Electronic Registration

Please check ALL the appropriate option(s) below and click “Purchase” to quickly e-register for the trip. You will be routed to a waiver you can sign electronically, and then to the registration and payment form. Since every participant needs to complete a waiver, you can only register one person at a time, but registration takes just a few minutes.

Trouble signing up? If you have trouble with the electronic registration, you can manually register by completing and sending this this PDF to segsfieldtrip@gmail.com. Please indicate how you plan to pay (mailing check, on-site, or  click here for PayPal).



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