With their delicate structure, leaves are among the rarest fossil finds. The best fossils of leaves are found preserved in fine layers of sediment that have been compressed in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the deposited sediment. Since leaves are basically flat, the resulting distortion is minimal. A small schooling fish, Knightia made an abundant food source for larger Eocene predators. This beautiful framed piece of natural history contains 2 Knightia and a small Leaf, displayed in an elegantly designed shadow box.