It begins! - Or, it should fairly shortly as more spring-like weather arrives. We are due for a major dig at Penn Dixie over Easter with some of our intrepid friends from The Fossil Forum. Pictured above are three new tools to add to my arsenal: a 10 lb sledge, a 5 lb wedge, and a mattock. The first two will be ideal for working smarter, not harder, in popping out Windom shale slabs, while the mattock will be good for chopping through overburden (if not also playing in the Arkona mud-shale).
Due to a surprise flood of unanticipated work this spring and summer, it doesn't look like Morocco is in the cards this year. However, trips to Penn Dixie, Arkona, Collingwood, and possibly Lake Simcoe look entirely doable. I have a feeling this year will be filled with new and great finds, so do come back as the warm weather sets in!