Sunday, September 24, 2006

Winding Down

The field season for the CFDC is coming to an end soon. I hope the weather stays nice until the end of October.

I am currently finishing up a few things with my volunteer fossil crew. Some last projects include bringing in 4 remaining field jackets of a mosasaur and the back of Betsy's skull, shown on the left.

Betsy Skull

I will be composing a piece for the Morden Times, our local newspaper describing the fossil finds found by the CFDC, visitors and researchers in November.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Road to Success

Recently the CFDC purchased 109 acres along the Manitoba Escarpment southwest from the Town of Miami. The potential for fossil preservation is fantastic, with majority of the fossils in the CFDC collection being collected from that area. The only problem was road access. There wasn't any leading into the property.

Thanks to the Rural Municipality of Thompson we now have the beginnings of a road. This road will allow groups to travel to the dig site and view fossils being excavated.

I can not tell you how excited I was. On Thursday, I took our Executive Director for a ride to drive on it, and all I kept saying was "this is awesome". The scenery just takes your breath away.

So in the spirit of things, all I can say to the R.M. of Thompson is "this is awesome"!