Monday, 30 April 2012

Prospecting The Arch

Pip gets up close and personal with a small green copperhead snake while prospecting with Mike at The Arch on Friday.
Odd that snakes are seen at the bottom of these cliffs so often.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Dredging Test


John trials Paul's dredge design
Cold wet work
Sand is moved
Constant adjustments
Gerry, Lesley, Mike, Pip and Harrion watch
Looks easy
The loneliness of a dredger
A path under the beach
Gerry & John make adjustments
Back to the white dredge
The view from the top of the cliff
Carrying the pump up the steps
Smiles in the car park

Mike's surprise birthday party


video

Guess what the present is!

Mike's 53rd Birthday wa celebrated on Phillip Island with a surprise party and sparkling mutton bird!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Dregdes

John has now produced not one but three dredges that might be able to shift the sand for us at Inverloch.  We're pretty excited to see how they will go, and may have to start running a pool for which one works best.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Time Travellers on ABC TV

Check out the great site the ABC has developed about Australia's pre-history: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/timetravellers/#/Cretaceous.  I couldn't find a lot about the Victorian Cretaceous on there (they seem have more stories about trackways than body fossils - perhaps Dr Tony Martin influenced them?), but we're in the TV show (if you freeze frame and stare at the background you can even see me) and there are some pictures of our small-bodied ornithopods.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sedimentology 1011

 
Alan takes us on a geologic tour
of Eric the Red West
Ripple marks
Sandstone overlaying claystone

Mike's beach find

I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.
(Lisa will ask the Marine experts at the museum what this is soon)

Where are the cups???

Seriously, if you saw this lying on
 a beach would you pick this up?
Cheers!
This is why we don't forget to
take cups down to site!

Funny crew photo



The crew acts silly on command.
Then again, they act silly not on command too.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Donation from SP-AusNet

Dean Wright, one of our long-term diggers, works for the utility company SP-AusNet.  SP-AusNet has a Cornerstone Program to promote employees' involvement in Community based activity. Any SP-AusNet employee who volunteers his or her free time to a charity or non-profit organisation can ask for a grant. Dinosaur Dreaming was one of the beneficiaries selected. Here we see  Dean presenting Lesley Kool with a $500 cheque at the Flat Rocks site.

Thanks to Dean for setting this up and SP-AusNet for their generous donation.




Sunday, 1 April 2012

Otways photos from Mike

A hint?
Rib(?) from Point Franklin
Lungfish tooth Point Lewis
Scour channel at Point Lewis

Otways food update

Pip in the kitchen
Results are in for the Best Meal of the Week at the Eric the Red West dig at Cape Otway.
Jumbuck Stew 20 votes
Bubble n Squeak 15
Anzac biscuits
Dave waits for dinner
Spaghetti Bolognese 12
Jumbuck Stew

John celebrates his dredge

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1 April Flat Rocks

Doris, Wendy and John
Doris and John
Paul the dredge expert talks to
John and Doris
Ty, Doris, Paul, John and Lesley
John and his hoses
Lesley and Dean watch John
Dredging
Wendy W finds a cool dino bone