Maiasaura Monday! This is a replica skeleton of a baby Maiasaura, a type of duckbill dinosaur that lived in North America ~77 million years ago. 🐣 Maiasaura wins the title of state fossil of Montana! Now, I have some questions for all of you! Would you be interested in becoming patron if I started a Patreon account? I absolutely love sharing my life as a paleontologist with you all, & I am so grateful for your support. I also can recognize that I am burning out. I work full-time as a paleontology collections manager/registrar, and I do my #scicomm work on my own time. I’m proud of the content I post here, and it takes a lot of work. Everything I make is original creative content, no reposts. Photos are taken by me, or directed by me (thank you @thegreaterthomson 😘). I research every topic and try to write my posts in an approachable, informative and passionate manner. I value scientific integrity, humor, citing relevant work, diversity, and inclusivity. I also value self compassion and work-life balance. That’s getting harder to achieve while doing all my social media work for free. I don’t do sponsorships. You’re not going to see ads on my page. That comes at a cost that I am struggling to maintain. So, I am thinking of joining Patreon to help subsidize the time & energy I put into my science communication posts and I want to know what you all think. If you were a patron, what benefits would you like to see offered? I’m thinking of providing more posts with even more information just for patrons, or maybe a Q&A community board, and/or shoutouts in my posts to patrons, maybe some behind-the-scenes videos? I really want to know what benefits you would enjoy the most and what could offer the most insights into my life as a paleontologist. Let me know what you think in a comment! 📍Maiasaura was discovered on the ancestral homelands of the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii, Očeti Šakówiŋ & Ktunaxa peoples.
Some times you can’t pass up a good lantern pic when that blue light and location are just perfect. Right after this photo was taken @danalinnbailey back flipped into the river just to prove it’s never to cold to send it.
When I was younger, I expected life to be much louder. I think that’s because I grew up with such a wild imagination, and one day decided to never be rid of it. In a lot of ways, when life is too quiet, I find some chaotic way of riling it up; honestly, most of the time it needs it, but more often than most, it could quite do without. Usually though, life’s quiet in the sort of way that a thought screams; those noises can feel so voluminous yet always stays the same octave. There isn’t much of a point to this other than I think most people prefer to stay quiet and I always thought life was supposed to be louder.
White Buffalo Turquoise Rainbows ⚡️ They’ll be available tomorrow alongside many, many more pairs of earrings. Tag someone that needs a hint on what to gift you 😋 #vancraftedstudio . . 📸 @daniellelopezphoto