Nature Study: Ferns

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So – I didn’t quite get to the ‘study’ part – but I did get to the discovery and look it up portion. While we were at camp, I spotted a new to me fern. I love playing a game of naming all of the plants, trees, birds, etc that I see along the trail. So when I get to a new plant, I get REALLY excited.

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Three types of ferns in one small area. The tiny one is the new to me one, that I still haven’t 100% identified. I think because it was a young plant. Next time I go to the school I’ll hike over to this spot and see what it looks like grown up.

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Later, along the trail, we found it again. We had been in several habitats. Along a field that he been cleared – bracken fern. Then along a river and dark covered mossy woodland area, then along a path up a tall hill.

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I came home and sat on the deck with my fern books and saw some new arrivals to the lake.

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There are A LOT of different ferns. I really have never looked to see the dozens of varieties. I also learned that the Horsetail is a Fern. No idea. Mind Blown.

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There are all kinds of way to spend your free time. My favorite way is with a steamy mug, my camera, and my field guides. Smile

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About +Angie Wright

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One Response to Nature Study: Ferns

  1. I sure do like ferns but have never lived anywhere to grow them. No shade in the yards. ;( I love the view from your deck!

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