Through dubious experiments, the scientific inquiries of botanical specimens are represented as Notes from the Anthroprocene. For thousands of years, Man has been manipulating plants. Currently biotechnology and genetic engineering create new living products, while the ooze of ancient algae and zooplankton is formulated into petroleum, then plastic. The Anthropocene is the name suggested for the geologic time, which contains Man; who like Proteus, the shape shifter, restlessly reconfigures the very nature from which he springs. It is all a grand experiment, where the consequences are uncertain and potentially disastrous. Chaos reigns in the history of the earth, with it’s cycles of creation and destruction. Yet there is solace in the staggering beauty to be found in nature.