Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sinbad Member near it's Type locality

Sinbad Formation of the Thaynes Group capping mesa, Black Dragon Formation of the Moenkopi Group just below (oil bleached in this area of the San Rafael Swell) and the ?Coconino/BlackBox Dolomite in foreground. One of the many waterpockets visible in the wash.


A tadpole in one of the waterpockets, probably a Spadefoot toad


The northern exposure of the Sinbad. Butte in background made up of Wingate Sandstone and the Chinle Formation.

One of the very poorly preserved ammonoids found in the Sinbad.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Critters that distract you from fossil hunting

Dan and Catherine playing with a Striped Whipsnake at DH


Mormon Crickets were quite common at DV

Not shown are all the lizards and tarantulas that were not photographed because I was to busy watching them.