Burgess Shale Sep 2016

  THE EXPLOSION OF LIFE Life began very early in Earth’s history, perhaps nearly 4 billion years ago, but complex life, animals that we might recognize, literally exploded onto the scene in the early Cambrian time, some 500+ million years ago. Before that were mostly...

Crinoids July 2016

KEEPING ONE EYE ON THE BIGGER PICTURE  July, 2016 It is easy to understand why some people are so obsessed with fossils. Our geography and weather, our families and friends, hopes and dreams, plans and schemes – all of the substance that constitutes our...