Here are a few more images from our prospecting and collecting forays into the Oligocene and Miocene. It has been a busy week and we will be wrapping things up soon.
A great exposure of Oteikake Limestone. In the background the Southern Alps beckon. Last time I visited, it was the southern winter and the mountains were cloaked in snow. Changing seasons, especially a good rain, can help expose new fossils by eroding any the rock.
Dr. Ewan Fordyce points out a fossil discovery at the base of an overhang.
One of those quiet, pleasant moments in life: a caterpillar has made its cocoon in a tiny cutting where a fossil shell was removed earlier.