Monday, April 17, 2006

How wet is it?

This past week I checked out CFDC dig sites to get a perspective on how wet the sites really were. Almost all of our sites are ready to go with little or not water. The shale is soaking up the water nicely. However the CFDC property, being lower in a valley still had some snow cover. We were unable to trek all the way to the bottom. I tried to pass through a ridge of snow in my rubber boots (being wet and all) and almost lost one of them the snow was so deep. Have no fear though it was only a small patch of snow and should be gone by the end of the week.

It was great to be out in the field once again. It's going to be a great season for collecting. I'll be heading out next week to finalize our field plans. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Microscopic Teeth

I've begun preliminary work on Betsy's stomach contents, commencing with the teeth extracted from the matrix. These teeth are microscopic ranging in length from 1.0mm to 5.omm. Most are intact and very few are missing their tips. Although these teeth are tiny they would have been a fierce attribute for the fish they came from. The edges are flattened like a knife to achieve a blade like structure.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Highway Sign



Well, this is it! Our new highway sign which is situated on Highway 3 on the east side of Morden as you apporaoch town about 6 km away.

The sign is actually about 20 feet wide and combined with the Star Attraction signs it should really help visitors to find their way to us.

We are quite excited about this as it is our first ever highway sign, we hope that all our visitors and locals enjoy it.

Dave Wilkinson - Executive Director

Monday, April 03, 2006

Beast Feast

On March 31, 2006 the CFDC hosted its annual fundraiser
"Beast Feast" dinner and dance.

Cavemen and Cavewomen from all different clans dressed up in their finest furs and skins to feast and dance around a fire. The feast included mosasaur ribs and pterodactyl wings. Mmmhhh!

Supporters helped raise funds for the CFDC in the form of live auctions, silent auctions and prize draws.

Best costume caveman and cavewoman dawned crowns and wands for the evening.

Thank-you everyone who contributed including sponsors, volunteers and staff!

Hope to see you next year. See our website for more pictures and information.