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Fossil Grove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Geology Collection

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Fossil Grove

Stumps of Lepidodendron fossil trees on display at Fossil Grove.

When these fossil trees were growing around 330 million years ago Scotland lay close to the equator. The country has slowly moved north since then as the continents drifted. The trees grew in a flat, low-lying environment which was swampy and prone to flooding. There was a high rainfall and a hot and humid climate, a bit like the rain forests of today, although with very different plants and animals.

Reference: N1569

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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