NBNC Naturalist Journeys – Ferns

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February 16, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NBNC Naturalist Journeys - Ferns

Lady ferns (Athyrium filix-femina) are one of the most common and widespread ferns in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, and are familiar to many New England naturalists. However, these plants have a controversial and complicated history among botanists. Even today, depending on your location or who you ask this fern has been given many different names and is recognized at multiple different taxonomic levels (species, subspecies, variety, etc.). In this talk, Bertrand Black will investigate the convoluted history of this this fern and examine the most recent scientific methods now being applied to make sense of them.

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The Co-op is a cosponsor of Naturalist Journeys, featuring the exciting stories and research of ecologists, artists, authors, and educators from Vermont and across the country. Join North Branch Nature Center online on Wednesday evenings through March at 6pm for the 26th season of their annual presentation series.