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





Asplenium  scolopendrium Harts tongue




Dryopteris affinis – golden scale fern



Fiddlehead fern