Sunday, May 17, 2009

A new blog

I wanted to point out a new blog that some of you out there may be interested in - Burpee Museum of Natural History Blog. This blog, authored by my friends Scott Williams (in picture to left with John at the Hanksville site last summer) and Josh Matthews, will be containing quite a few updates on their field work in the Morrison Formation outside of Hanksville, Utah, which made the national news last year [my blog post on this]. Be sure to add it to your feed. This could possibly be one of the more interesting paleontology field season blogs of the summer! 


© ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster

5 comments:

Doug said...

I was hoping that museum would have a blog. Thanks a ton for the link!

ReBecca Foster said...

No problem. Always glad to share :)

Doug said...

I read through some of it and congrats on your mention there. Must have been fun to meet the "Jane Crew". What's odd is that i left a comment on one post and it was there for a while with a "awaiting moderation" and suddenly it's not there anymore. meh. Their blog still beats Museum of the Rockies'.

ReBecca Foster said...

Thanks. I have known those guys for a number of years now. They are great. Maybe they made a mistake on the blog with the comment, they may still be figuring it all out.

Doug said...

Yeah, maybe. Perhaps later I'll leave a comment on another post, just to give them practice.

I had read a post there about how they have a couple partial mosasaurs in their collections but not the resources to restore and mount them. Kind of painful how so many smaller museums don't have the funding to do that sort of thing. The Santa Barbara Museum (where i volunteered last summer on this project) estimates it will be years before they have their southern mammoth "Emma" prepared, let alone ready for display. I offered the curator of vert zoology (they don't have a paleontology curator) that i could come down for one weekend a month to continue prep work after last summer's "lab" (it was really a tent), but he said he had someone working on it and that he just didn't have the resources to open the lab again. Also, the San Bernardino County Museum has recently finished their Hall of Geological Wonders. Unfortunately, it sits empty. They got the building complete, but because of the economy they don't have the dough to fill it with their awesome sounding exhibits.

And contrast the above with the fact that the LA Museum is renovating their fossil halls with $90 million...