Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ancient Rainforest Found In Coal Mine

What comes to mind when you hear the word rainforest?

Do you picture South America, Africa, Australia, Asia, the Amazon, lots of humidity, wetlands, ferns, tropical plants, tropical wildlife species, and huge trees?

But would the location of Danville, Illinois come to mind?

It's amazing to me how much the earth has changed over the last few million years. Now more fern fossils found confirm that Illinois used to be the site of an ancient rainforest. Check out Live Science's article.

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