January 16th, 2020

Western Interior Seaway

"Like a slow burn, turning us round and round and round..."

Cooler weather, but we got sun, so that kinda worked out. Currently, it's 53˚F, with the windchill at 50˚F.

A good day at McWane, though I didn't sleep well last night, and it would have been a better day if I had. First, I did a quick inventory of the gar – what's there, what's not, etc., and the answer is mostly a few hundred ganoid scales (see photo below*), along with a bunch a vertebrate and skull fragments – and then went back to work on Winifred. Most of the day was spent on the right jugal, which still needs more work. Oh, and I started breaking down matrix from the Ripley Formation exposure that Kathryn and I visited back on December 8th. With luck, there are fish otoliths in the clay, but I won't know until I dry the sediment and look under the microscope.

And tonight we watched more of The Magicians. We're into Season Four.

Aunt Beast

10:39 a.m.

* Hey, Jada. That's your handwriting on that label. The collection is full of your handwriting.