Museum Victoria and Monash University have conducted “Dinosaur Dreaming” digs since 1995. Originally at the Flat Rocks site outside Inverloch, Victoria, it has evolved to include localities along the Bass and Otway Coasts. Since 2008 this blog has shared images and stories of crew taking part in excavations, fossil bones recovered, and fossilly things we get up to between digs. The most recent dig took place at Flat Rocks for 3 weeks in February.
I spoke to long time volunteer Paul Chedgey when I was in the museum the other day and he showed me this photo of the rock-breaking station he had built in his back yard. Not all the fossil-finding excitement happens on the dig itself. Between digs, Paul and others like him break down a lot of the offcuts and rejected fossils. This so reminds me of the Inverloch breaking stations, except that the chair is better and there is no tubby stool next to it holding a cup of tea.