Sunday, 20 November 2016

Rookies' day snaps

Kevin, Tess, Ashley, Mary
Ross and Karina
Brittannie, Jess, Tash, Astrid,
Jasmine, Ellie, Louise, Ali,
Victoria, Jacqui, Andrew
Ali, Victoria, Ellie, Louise
Allan, Jeremy, Karina, Robert
Callum, Evan, Timothy

Rookies' day fossil finders

Eve (not a rookie)
Gemma (again)
Ross (again)
Jeremy (not a rookie)

Rookies' Day Crew photo

Thanks to Tim's mum for taking the photo!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Sneak peek at the 2016 Field Report

Today the 2016 Field Report was sent to the printer.
Here's a sneak peek at the front cover!

I hope to see crew and Friends at the report day on 12 November.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

Likely Dates...

Here are the most likely dates for the 2016/2017 Field Season:

Field Report Day:  Saturday, November 12 in the afternoon at Melbourne Museum.
Rookies' Training Day: Sunday, November 20 at Flat Rocks.
ETRW Field Season: Saturday, February 4 to Saturday, February 25.

Friend's day at ETRW during the dig (probably Sunday, February 19).

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Planning for the 2017 Field Season

Planning for a Field Season starts a long way in advance.  Tom Rich and Dave Pickering have been thinking about it for some time, and the first meeting of a few key organisers is scheduled for this weekend.  I expect we'll propose dates for our rookie training day and the ETRW season, and decide what to duplicate or change about such thing as equipment, transportation, fossil protection, and feeding/housing the crew.  I'll let you know if anything gets decided afterwards.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Travis talks dolphins

Dino Dreamer Travis Park has just published a paper on early toothed whales.
Check it out at

Or for those who find academic papers tough reading, check out the Museum Victoria video on dolphin echolocation at, or read Travis' blog post at

Congratulations, Travis!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Dr Jack Horner to speak at Melbourne Museum

On 22 March, Dr Jack Horner is speaking at Melboutne Museum as part of the new Jurassic World exhibition:
I believe he has plans to create a Chickenosaurus.  That would be pretty cool.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Museum Victoria pics

Crewmates in Week 1 might remember Rob Zugaro from Museum Victoria shooting some footage to be used during the Jurassic World exhibition.  He also shot some stills - you can view some of the best ones at  Thanks Rob!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Filling in the hole

One of the tasks on the last day at site is to fill in our "hole".  It's a lot more fun shovelling dry sand down than wet sand up.
sweeping and shovelling...

Last day at site

Cross section through large limb
Sarah finds a fossil
Phil finds a fossil
Small shaft
Giulia finds a fossil
John finds a fossil
Nick looks for rock to break
John looks for rock to break

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Thursday with some sunshine

Dani finds a fossil
Joerg finds a fossil
Giulia finds a fossil
Phil finds a fossil
Nice limb bone

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wednesday - rain

We have cancelled this morning's fossil finding and this afternoon is not looking good...

Tuesday - 57 fossils

Darren finds a fossil
Dani finds a fossil
Callum finds a fossil
A little vertebra
A toe bone
Kim finds a fossil
A bigger vertebra
Kim finds a fossil
Nick finds a fossil
John finds a fossil
Nick and Cassia in the fossil queue
Cassia finds a fossil
Callum finds a fossil