Ferns are among the most diverse plants to be found adorning the forest floor in midsummer. They occupy a wide range of substrates from rock ledges and glacial erratics, where polypody ferns thrive, to wetlands with their fiddleheads of ostrich ferns and dry areas with abundant bracken ferns, to bogs and marshes sporting tall cinnamon and royal ferns.
On Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, join Chuck Dinsmore and a few of his naturalist friends on a great outdoor adventure right here in Midcoast Maine. After a brief introduction to the biology of ferns using a couple of common fern fronds as props to hand around, the group will venture out to explore some of the diverse habitats to be found along the many miles of trails at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson.
For more information and/or to register, go to bit.ly/2rBg4hT or call Midcoast Conservancy at 389-5150.