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In the News: Ice Age Leafcutter Bee Fossils At La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits in California are known for saber-toothed cats and mastodons but they also have insects. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells, led by Anna Holden of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and colleagues, reveal insights into the habitat and climate at the La Brea Tar Pits toward the last Ice Age.

Learn more here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/la-brea-tar-pits-yield-exquisite-ice-age-bees