Hardcore Hunting in Snowstorm Bruce

Trying to squeeze a little more field season in late November… Original forecast called for 47F and cloudy. South Buffalo was drizzling but in south towns in WNY, it was another story. Eighteen Mile Creek was raging from snow melt to the south and so I couldn’t make it to the Cashaqua-Rhinestreet contact. I did…

Devoninan Microcritters

I sometimes long for the times I used to work with macrofossils and question all my life’s decisions as Kim and I are painfully extracting microfossils (106 – 250 microns) from the dis-aggregated shale from the Wanakah, Windom, Cashaqua, and Rhinestreet Members. Nonetheless seeing who/what is in these members is important to answer our bioturbation…

Indian Summer in Western New York

Today it hit a beautiful sunny 80 degrees just outside of Buffalo on 18 Mile Creek, allowing for a great morning out with Gary and his new student, Jen, from East China University. Finishing up our upper Rhinestreet Member tektite investigation by picking up samples from the areas of highest counts to check for sideraphiles…

Curiosity killed the Cat

Getting ready to digest the inner sanstone of a hematite concretion from an unknown province in Utah.