The discovery of an alpine grass may hold clues about ancient B.C.’s icy past


Researchers at the Royal BC Museum constantly collect plant samples from around B.C. 

Dr. Ken Marr and a team from the museum were recently surprised by the discovery of a small, alpine grass in northern B.C. 

The unexpected find caused a commotion because the grass is absent in southern B.C. but shows up again south of the U.S. border.

The giant gap has some researchers speculating about the ancient icy coverage of our province.

Here’s more in this edition of This Week in History.


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