Leaving our mark: Fossils of the future “[W]hat traces of human civilisation would future scientists find in the strata of the Anthropocene epoch? One feature of the fossil record we are creating for the basal Anthropocene strata is unlike any past geological transition. Millions of years from now, palaeontologists will likely excavate a disproportionately large […]
Seriously. Cute. These week-old merino lambs at Mangaiti Station had been separated from their mothers and were being raised in the Thompson family’s front garden. At this age they require bottle feeding several times a day, but when they’re ready to forage they’ll be returned to the flock.
The academic year has come to an end, and an exciting summer of research is just around the corner! Last month we went to Mangaiti Station, the North Island’s only merino stud breeder. It was the end of lambing season and, as you can see below, the weather was still a bit cold and some […]