So, the Cretaceous period was the very start of flowering plants and deciduous trees. Prior to this, the big trees were all conifers, like pine trees (or spruce) or cycads, ferns, horsetails, et cetera. It was the transition period between what kids think of when they think of “prehistoric” and “modern”. Elle would have immediately latched onto the change of scenery.

Heh. I just realized that the botanist in Jurassic Park was named Ellie Sattler. Cute coincidence. Spelled differently, of course. And our Elle isn’t named after her.

Also, Gershwin has some serious explaining to do 🙂