Luxuriant ferns come into their glory in spring, as they unfurl tightly coiled fiddleheads to claim space in the understory of forests and wetlands. Spotlighting these ancient spore-bearing plants, we will learn some common ferns found in Massachusetts (and where to look for them). Marvel at the lesser-known parts of their lifecycle and consider their role in the ecosystem as pollinator supporters and habitat providers.
Interested in learning more? Join us for one, some, or all: this program is one part of a 7-session Wonders of Spring Series - online. You do not need to register for other sessions, or the full series, to enjoy this one. However, by registering for the series before March 28, 2023, you'll get access to all 7 sessions for the price of 6. (March 28: Frog and Salamander Migration, April 11: Bud Burst, April 25 - Early Spring Wildflowers, May 2: Fantastic Ferns, May 16: Singing Frogs, May 30: Drumming up Woodpeckers, June 13: Decoding Fireflies)
Corresponding in-person programs will be offered at many Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries, perfect for practicing the lessons learned here in the field. See our program catalog for more.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.