A better than expected turn out of members at the March 27th LES meeting found themselves surrounded by fossils of another era. Lorquin members traveled back 40,000 years just with a glance of the fossils that have been preserved in crude oil. The meeting topic veered from the usual entomological point of view and went into the world of paleontology. Insects were not all forgotten though as they play such an important part in the history of the developing earth.
The meeting started with a brief history of the La Brea tar pits and the development of the Page Museum throughout the years. The whole picture of all fossilized specimens was shown with invertebrates and plants accounting for the majority of the collection contrary to the popular belief. Members were then given a tour of the "fish bowl" laboratory and the fossil collections after the initial meeting. Insects make up a large portion of the collection as seen when LES President Blaine Hebert presented a catalog of the specimens recorded.
A Thanks goes out to the people at the Page Museum for letting Lorquin meet and allowing a behind the scenes look at the laboratory and fossil collection storage area.
A portion of the membership turn out.