Fascination Fern Frenzy

 

During my country walks this spring I have become fascinated by the most ancient of plants ,the non-flowering ferns. There are a wide variety of ferns growing in the woods around West Dorset. I am intrigued  by their formation,how they uncurl gradually releasing their beauty and colour. I particularly like to see the sun shining through the leaves The photographs shown were taken at the Bothenhampton Nature Reserve

 

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Asplenium  scolopendrium Harts tongue

 

 

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Dryopteris affinis – golden scale fern

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Fiddlehead fern