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Fossil ferns and horsetails - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fossil ferns and horsetails

I’m astonished every time I see detail in fossils. Their age, the heat and the pressure they have been subjected to, and …

Horsetails at Roadmire - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Horsetails at Roadmire

The Horsetails at Roadmire are beautiful. Their stalks and leaves are covered in harsh mineral silica. They’re a bit scratchy and hard …

Water Horsetail

Water Horsetails at Roadmire

Roadmire is a great name for the boggy area leading to Letto Sands. These Palaeozoic horsetails flourish there undisturbed.


Horsetails from the Palaeozoic

There are Horsetails on the verge at Einar. They’re hard and scour my hands with their brittle covering of silica. They’re so …