Mike Pole

Mike Pole

New Zealand / New Zealand scientist (New Zealand plant fossils, ecology, what they tell us about climate change), traveler, love adventure, archaeology, forests, geography
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Yamal is an Autonomous District (similar to provinces or states) within the Russian Federation.  The Nenets, Khanty and Selkup peoples are indigenous to Yamal-Siberia, Russia

Yamal is an Autonomous District (similar to provinces or states) within the Russian Federation. The Nenets, Khanty and Selkup peoples are indigenous to Yamal-Siberia, Russia

A typical slab of 'fern rock' from the Catlins. The preserved length of the Cladophlebis fossil frond at right is about 100 mm.

A typical slab of 'fern rock' from the Catlins. The preserved length of the Cladophlebis fossil frond at right is about 100 mm.

Podozamites - a multi-veined conifer in New Zealand's Jurassic

Podozamites - a multi-veined conifer in New Zealand's Jurassic

Equisetum fossil New Zealand Jurassic

Equisetum fossil New Zealand Jurassic

"Red" by Sofia at Paisley Farm. Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf. Red and blue color scheme.

"Red" by Sofia at Paisley Farm. Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf. Red and blue color scheme.

Miocene Nothofagus leaf and Allocasuarina fruits, New Zealand.

Miocene Nothofagus leaf and Allocasuarina fruits, New Zealand.

Araucaria fossil shoot from Miocene of New Zealand.

Araucaria fossil shoot from Miocene of New Zealand.

One of the more evocative Miocene fossils you might pick up near Bannockburn, New Zealand, are she-oak 'cones' The Latin name is Casuarina

One of the more evocative Miocene fossils you might pick up near Bannockburn, New Zealand, are she-oak 'cones' The Latin name is Casuarina