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.

It Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time.

Letchworth State Park, New York It was just one of those days in the field. Paul planned out our hike to the Genessee River where the Rhinestreet Shale meets the Hatch Shale. Easy hiking trail to a gentle slope and then southeast 500 feet to the river. Easy peezy, right. Nope. Not today. We were…