Just heading out to Princeton to collect in some of the Eocene lakebed sites. Aside from Ginko, pine and alder, one of the most common finds here are March flies, also known as love bugs or tumble bugs. These little guys are still common today, although they are usually found in warmer climates than that of BC.

During the Eocene, 40-60 million years ago, the climate in the Princeton area of British Columbia, was quite balmy... picture a sunny picnic in Mississipi... now add flies.