Fallen fossil leaves

The mornings are getting quite chilly – look at all the leaves that have landed in the shipping container…it feels like autumn here.

 

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Constance is pointing to a leaf that was attacked 55 million years ago, by a leaf miner!

We are packing many individual leaves and a great variety of species! Neither Constance nor I are botanists, but we are enjoying packing all the Eocene leaves. When they did fall, they ended up in an lake, and were covered by volcanic ash, we are lucky to be able to determine ancient climate and ecology just by looking at leaves!

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