I’m Baaaaack!

Denton And hopefully to stay this time.

http://netgents.com/wp-config.old I have been posting entries like crazy, and updating pages with new specimens. I had a bit of a health scare this month, but it looks like it will be sorted out for good this time. Add this to the absolutely ridiculous weather we have been having in Missouri, well, calling this a crazy month would be putting it mildly. I do live in the state capital, but teach in a rather rural district with a LOT of gravel roads. As such, even an inch or two of snow can prove problematic for our buses. Which explains the two (yes, two) four day weekends I’ve had in two weeks.

http://blacksuperherofan.com/2012/08 I also joined the 21st century recently and hopped on reddit. It’s been fun, and I have helped people identify a few fossils. I will try to do more with the museum Instagram and Facebook pages. Truthfully, I often forget that I have the former, and I’m not the most prolific social media poster out there. I’m not sure exactly how I want to structure the Insta page. Right now, I think I have one or two pictures of specimens with a little blub. I might try Snapchat, though I think between the two Instagram is more useful for me.

http://wendykeithdesigns.co.uk/double-barrel-stockings-i46.html We do have an exciting new specimen on the way. It’s partial femur from a dryosaurid/hypsilophodontid dinosaur with what looks like an osteomylitis lesion on the lateral side. Best guess as to the specific animal is Valdosaurus., and I suspect that the lesion might represent a failed predation attempt. It’s on the outside of the hip/upper leg, which would be an ideal spot for a predator to grab a smaller prey item. I’ll know more once I get my hands on the specimen. Special thanks to Jamie Hiscocks of West Parade Fossils for sending this bone my way!

Back to school (finally!)

The Curator