A Northern Albertan girl exploring Alberta and British Columbia. Sharing my passion for the beauty that nature creates.
Rocks - Fossils - Nature
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Summer hike on a rocky trail in Banff National Park. I love the mountains. So beautiful. 🌿🍂
Lake Louise, Alberta
#banffnationalpark #lakelouise #rockymountains #explorealberta
Once the bones are mapped they are ready to be jacketed and removed from the ground. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First picture: A completed field jacket that is in the process of drying
Field jacket process☟⠀⠀⠀
• paper towel is placed on top of the bones and dampened with water to protect from plaster ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• burlap is ripped into strips ⠀⠀⠀⠀
• plaster is mixed with water to make a paste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• burlap is soaked in the paste and placed across the bones
#northernalberta #dinosaurbones #paleontology #palaeontology
Mapping of the squamosal and rib bones using a grid square. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☛ The site is measured into sections that the grid square is lined up to. The strings help to get an accurate placement of the bones on the map. ✏🗒
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A smoky day at Lake Agnes this August. This lake is a few km up the mountain from Lake Louise. There were so many pretty plants up there. 🍃💚💛
This is a squamosal bone with multiple ribs around it. The squamosal bone makes up part of the temporal region of the skull. ☠
You might ask, why are there ribs around the skull?
It's because of how the bones were preserved; A herd of #pachyrhinosaurus were crossing a river and some of the individuals panicked or got trampled over, causing them to drown. After their bodies decayed, their bones were mixed around by the currents and eventually covered with sediment. This is why we find bones that do not belong together in the same area.
#northernalberta #pipestonecreek #paleontology #palaeontology
This is the lower beak of pachyrhinosaurus lakustai with my size 10 boot for reference. This dino was massive! 🐊
Pipestone Creek Bonebed, Alberta
#northernalberta #pipestonecreek #paleontology
☠River of Death and Discovery Bonebed
Check out how the Pipestone Creek Bonebed site looks, Canadian pride style. 🇨🇦
#pipestone #northernalberta #alberta #canada #paleontology #pachyrhinosaurus at Wembley, Alberta
Hello followers, I have some exciting things to share with you. I am volunteering with the Philip J. Currie museum doing fieldwork at the Pipestone Pachyrhinosaurus bonebed.
The chisel is pointing to a rib bone and the following photos are the progress I made at exposing it yesterday.
#paleontology #fossils #dinosaur #dinosaurbones #fossilhunter #northernalberta #canada
Coalified plant fragments that are likely from the Cretaceous period as it was part of the Wapati Formation. This one was left for the next lucky person as I was near a provincial park and unsure about its boundaries. 📸🔎 #northernalberta #palaeontology #paleontology
"Many deities rest in their trunk"
This is one of the very few photos I took of this tree. Was too busy admiring it then we had to continue on our journey. Now that I know what this hike is like I will spend more time at this spot. If I make it back of course.
"Even the ray respects it, it is the only being that escaped the punishment of heaven, so sacred that it helps to conceive a creature to infertile couples. Many deities rest in their trunk, Iroko lives in its branches, listen well and you will hear a message from heaven."
That is the Google translation. This tree was mesmerizing. See my next post for a photo of it.
I just got back from a trip to Cuba. This was the view from the top of Cerro de Yaguajay. A 16km hike.
Fungi! I saw this massive mushroom at the end of September. It had a very red, concave top that was >10cm across. Any identification suggestions will be appreciated!
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.
A 2015 sunset from the side of a farmers field. One of the first photos I took with my DSLR camera.
The Paleozoic section of the timeline wall at the Philip J. Currie Museum in Wembley, Alberta @curriemuseum
These were very noisy birds when they decided to go check out a different part of the lake.
#northernalberta at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
Spooky fossils 🕸
Gastropods, Cnidarians, Brachiopods, Bivalves and petrified wood #laidout
Excited to share some close ups of these 🕸
Tree reflections on a creek filled with iron bacteria that create an orange sludge and oily sheen.
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