Fiddling Ferns

Fiddleheads curl, slowly unfurl,
Bowing silent praises to the Creator.
Humble forest fronds, fresh from the earth;
Bracken playing its part in the larger arrangement.

Some fabulous links about the science of ferns:
Why Forests Need Ferns
Harvard Research Info.
University of Michigan Herbarium
Great Smoky Mountains Assoc. offers a book
A Master Gardener on Ostrich Ferns

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