Tom Spinks, a State Park Paleontology Society volunteer who is studying the curation of fossil plant materials, will reveal how the fossils are identified in his talk about the “Petrified Woods of the Anza-Borrego Desert.” Between 2.5 and 4 million years ago, the climate was quite different from what it is today, and supported populations of birds, camels, horses, sloths, mastodons, and other animals. Their fossils and those of the plants are among the survivors.
Who: Thomas Spinks, Paleontologist
What: Fossil Plants of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
When: 10–11:30 am, Monday, January 12, 2015
Where: Visitor Center
Cost: Free; general public invited
For further information: Anza Borrego Foundation