Welcome to Rochester's online natural history guide, The Nature of
Rochester. The purpose of this Web site is to expand awareness and
appreciation of nature in Upstate New York.
|An online discussion about the nature of Rochester is accessible at
your knowledge about the nature of Rochester, New York. Ask questions
about animals, plants, fossils, and other natural objects and phenomena
that you discover in our geographic region. Help others identify
creatures and objects they have discovered. Contribute stories and
photographs about the nature of Rochester, NY.
Life sciences (only those topics underlined and in blue are links)
- Plants (Botany)
- Animals (Zoology)
The Buffalo Association
of Professional Geologists.
New York Paleontological
Society. "The New York Paleontological Society was founded
as a forum to inform and educate its members and the public at large
concerning the nature, interrelationships and evolutionary
development of all kinds of living things throughout geologic time -
especially through the study of their fossils and allied geological
Research Institution. "It is PRI's mission to increase and
disseminate knowledge about the history and evolution of the Earth
and its life."
PaleoResearch "Prehistoric Pittsford & the Erie Canal"
Educational site to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
discovery of prehistoric animals (eurypterids) at Pittsford, New
York (1900-1903). Samuel J. Ciurca, geologist.
Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center.
"The Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc. was founded in 1993.
Mission Statement. "To promote the study of the sciences with
an emphasis on the field activities associated with the geological
and biological sciences; to develop, administrate and maintain the
Penn Dixie Site: Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in
Hamburg, New York; promote a regional fossil site to foster and
encourage a medium for the public to study and collect fossils;
encourage and promote upper level training of in-service teachers;
and aid in obtaining and administering funds to promote the study of
natural history in the Western New York Region."
Academy of Science Fossil Section. "The Fossil Section is
open to all who have an interest in the collecting, study,
preparation and display of fossils. Active participation by members
in the program to collect, preserve, and study paleontological
material is encouraged. The Section is pledged to work, in
cooperation with scientific institutions for the preservation of the
geologic record. Members are encouraged to actively participate in
the monthly meetings. Several field trips to fossil collecting sites
in New York State are held each year.
Talks by professional paleontologists or knowledgeable collectors
are coupled with interesting displays of fossil finds. Meetings are
followed by a social hour with refreshments and open discussion of
fossil and fossil collecting."