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Fossil fern, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Neuropteris sp., palaeobotany by Cyclopaedia

Fossil fern, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Neuropteris sp., palaeobotany by Cyclopaedia

Fossil Bee. Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds. Lived in Oligocere, about 35 million years ago.

Fossil Bee. Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds. Lived in Oligocere, about 35 million years ago.

Snail in amber 125 million year old

Snail in amber 125 million year old

A fossil of an orb-weaving spider.

A fossil of an orb-weaving spider.

Fossil fern, fossil plant, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Neuropteris sp., Palaeobotany, Paleobotany by Cyclopaedia, £18.00

Fossil fern, fossil plant, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Neuropteris sp., Palaeobotany, Paleobotany by Cyclopaedia, £18.00

Extinct horsetail, #fossil plant, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Sphenophyllales sp., Palaeobotany, Paleobotany

Extinct horsetail, #fossil plant, Carboniferous period, 300 million years old, Sphenophyllales sp., Palaeobotany, Paleobotany

300 million years ago many parts of the Earth were covered in dense fern forests.   These Fern Forests grew very well in swamps which covered parts of North America.  Coal begins to form when vegetation dies in wet swampy areas.  The water does not allow the vegetation to decompose properly so it turns into Peat.  When the Peat is covered in sediment and compressed with great pressure... it turns into coal. P.S. You can Thank the Ferns... for the Coal!

300 million years ago many parts of the Earth were covered in dense fern forests. These Fern Forests grew very well in swamps which covered parts of North America. Coal begins to form when vegetation dies in wet swampy areas. The water does not allow the vegetation to decompose properly so it turns into Peat. When the Peat is covered in sediment and compressed with great pressure... it turns into coal. P.S. You can Thank the Ferns... for the Coal!

Image from http://www.neterm.net/serendipity/uploads/FossilFern.png.

Image from http://www.neterm.net/serendipity/uploads/FossilFern.png.

Fossil Fern- "Fossil Fern  This is a fossil fern that I found in Russellville AR and its from the Pennsylvanian, an era within the Carboniferous, which was about 300 million years ago, rounded off of course. I believe it to be a neuropteris fern."

Fossil Fern- "Fossil Fern This is a fossil fern that I found in Russellville AR and its from the Pennsylvanian, an era within the Carboniferous, which was about 300 million years ago, rounded off of course. I believe it to be a neuropteris fern."

Fern, Garden of Eden ; Eden, Photo by God © 420,140,528 BC  Fossilographe, Flintstonechrome , best  archival process

Fern, Garden of Eden ; Eden, Photo by God © 420,140,528 BC Fossilographe, Flintstonechrome , best archival process

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