This is a fossil fern (Sphenopteris) plate, from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. It is six pinnules (branch of leaflets). This specimen is well preserved with individual lobes visible. Venation is visible under magnification.
Sphenopteris is genus of seed ferns, extinct species of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns.
Washington state has now joined over a dozen other states to put in place “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders. While we agree this is the correct course of action, it will have a substantial impact on our business. It effectively shuts down much of our company for several weeks.
We will continue taking orders on our website and we will have a single staff member at our warehouse to facilitate shipping of these new orders. Depending on the order volume this may mean that we do experience some shipping delays, particularly with large or fragile items that require more packaging time.
These shutdowns are particularly devastating to all small businesses who don’t have significant cash reserves and rely on constant cash flow to pay their fixed expenses (payroll, rent, loan payments, etc) We hope that you will continue to support us and satisfy your fossil fix during these trying times.