Canadian Paleobotany and the origin of Plants


Bronfman Building Room 045, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA
FREE, Everyone welcome.

By Ingrid Birker (Redpath Museum, McGill Science Outreach)

Jan. 29, 19h30

Bronfman Building, Room 045, basement level

 Hosted by the Montreal Field Naturalists' Club, this presentation examines fossils of some of the earth's earliest land plants. After the presentation we will walk to the living fossil trees on campus: the Metasequoia, the Ginkgo and the Tulip Tree (weather permitting).

FREE.   Everyone welcome. No reservations necessary.

Images: Fossilized frond of Archeopteris gaspiensis, an early coniferous plant from the Devonian of Gaspé. Named and described by William Dawson in 1871. On exhibit in the Dawson Gallery, Redpath Museum.