'Twas the Eve of the Cretaceous - by Leo J. Hickey This seasonal poem spans from the Jurassic to the Paleocene, and describes the rise of angiosperms and the effect that had on primate evolution. Guest artwork by Megan Leslie
A Botanical Dream - by Dr. Ellen Marion Delf-Smith 20th century botanist and pioneering woman in science Dr. Marion Delf-Smith uplifted generations of young women to follow in her footsteps... and also dabbled in writing Palaeopoems. Marion wrote "A Botanical Dream" for a women-run botanical comedy magazine in the early 1910s. This post is in honour of her birthday, January 31st, 1883. Guest artwork by John Meszaros.