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Will fame corrupt our sweet bugs-next-door, the Solite insects?

  Well, our beloved Triassic insects have been making some science news as there have been a few recent papers published regarding the Solite fossils. Which begs the question- will fame corrupt these sweet fossils? Fortunately, no. They have been … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation Day 30

Saturday presented us with sunshine and a good crew for our excavation at Solite Quarry. This site rarely disappoints and Saturday did not disappoint. Some fragmentary material was collected but we also found the two specimens below: the posterior half … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation Day 29

We made it back to Solite Saturday with a good sized crew of volunteers!  Upon arriving at the quarry, the pit appeared to have not been disturbed. Last year, we decided to go on hiatus to give the rock time to … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 27 and 28

Day 27: Picking up from two weeks ago, Ray and I, along with Alex (Dr. Hastings), headed out to Solite again to continue collecting the exposed insect bed. Due to the focus on the insect bed, we did not find … Continue reading

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Solite Quarry Excavations: …Day 26?

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written an update for the Solite excavations. No, the excavations did not stop for three months. And really that’s the best part, despite if I write regular updates or not. I am happy to say … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 21 and 22

Our last two trips to Solite have been filled with plants, fish, and the occasional Tanytrachelos. Our crew for the last two trips were VMNH staff and accompanying weather that can’t decide if it wanted to be freezing cold or pleasantly … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 20

We had a very small crew today: Ray, Joe, and I from VMNH and science journalist Peter Brannen. Shortly after arriving to the quarry, Joe found a very nice coelacanth. The rest of the day was dry in regards to … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Day 18 and 19

Today’s post is a brief update on the last two excavations at Solite Quarry and yes, I know, it is WAY overdue.  On Day 18, Ray and the crew spread out along the outcrop to continue working through the overburden. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Solite Excavation: Days 15, 16, and 17

This week’s Solite excavation update is going to combine the findings from the last 3 days of excavation. The first two  excavations (Jan. 10th and 17th) of the year focused on continuing to remove overburden from the outcrop. During these … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: The Solite Experience through the Eyes of an Educator

New on the Updates blog – Guest Blog Posts! The first in this series is from Sydney Brown, one of the VMNH Educators. Since her first day of excavating, Sydney has been a regular part of the Solite Quarry excavation … Continue reading

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