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August 8, 2009


I’m headed north, off to commune with the bears and blackflies, black spruce and moose. I’m going to the Grand Rapids Uplands to do fieldwork with a wonderful group of people. We will be searching for Late Ordovician shoreline creatures and are hoping to find more horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, eurypterids, and perhaps some unexpected treasures. We will also be scouting a large area of north-central Manitoba to see if any new and interesting sites can be located.

If I can get an internet connection, I will try to post some “live from the field” material while I am there. But we will see; the connection is often chancy to nonexistent.

The above photo shows what the ground looked like one day in late May a couple of years ago. I don’t expect to see snow this time, but you can never predict northern weather!

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