Saturday, 22 June 2019

Dig Cancelled

Our Eric the Red West dig has been cancelled. Some have gone home, some are staying one more night for the promise of Pip’s lasagne and Corrie’s mulled wine.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Back to ETRW!

Today, a small band of Dinosaur Dreamers are off to Eric the Red West to find out if the bones that we call "the block" found at the very end of the 2017 dig are part of a large fossil-dense clump.
We will be cold and wet and ravaged by wind. Wish us luck!

Friday, 31 May 2019

ETRW Planning

We are busy planning for a small crew to visit Eric the Red West in late June. It will be definitely cold, probably wet, and the tides will consipre against us. Why are we going? To find out if the area that, in 2016,  produced the concetration of fossils in known as "The Block" is broad or deep, or just a small concentration. I will post photos of our attemtps.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Tragics weekend at the Kools 6/7 April 2019

Although it has only been about 5 weeks since the end of Dinosaur Dreaming 2019, a small group of dreamers who were suffering from rock-breaking withdrawal (hence "tragic") met at Lesley Kool's house in Wonthaggi to get their fix of breaking some of the stockpile of rock from the recent dig.
The weather was perfect, the company was scintillating and we found more bones, including four ornithopod teeth! There is still plenty of rock to be processed so we are planning another tragics weekend around the end of August-beginning of September.

Small limb bone found by Nicole Evered

                                          Kim and Nick working hard

                                          Wendy White spotted the camera, but Mary, Wendy Turner and Mike
                                           were oblivious
                                          Ornithopod tooth finders - Wendy Turner, Nick van Klaveren
                                          and Wendy White (found 2!)