The guided hiking season came to a close with lots of sunshine and clear blue skies. What a great season we have enjoyed. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a Geo-Walk or a guided hike to the fossil sites, and special thanks to those of you who provided feedback about your experiences. We will use this information to improve our program delivery and registration processes.
Please use the Contact page to send your inquiry, thanks!
Still undecided about registering for a guided hike next year? Click here to read some of the feedback from our hiking clients and Geo-Walk participants.
Listen to an interview that was recorded in June of this year. Simon Conway Morris discusses the Burgess Shale, the Cathedral Escarpment and the discovery of other fossil sites in Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. He provides his thoughts on the relevance that this site holds after more than a century and in light of more recent Cambrian fossil lagerstätte discoveries. The Palaeocast can be accessed here.
Martin Smith and Jean Bernard Caron's re-description of Hallucigenia was published in the journal Nature on June 25. A great deal has been learned about the arrangement of the mouth an eyes of this creature thanks to imaging with a variety of lighting techniques and by the use of electron microscopy. View a video on Jean Bernard Caron's blog
In March 2015 PhD candidate Cédric Aria and his supervisor Jean-Bernard Caron published a description of a new leancholiid arthropod named Yawunik kootenayi. The species was discovered in 2012 at the Marble Canyon Fossil site in Kootenay National Park.
Read more about the characteristics of this creature and how it was named.
Have a look at recent photos from the neighbourhood of Field BC on our Facebook page. No login is required to view photos.