Diverse fern populations featured in program about plants
Discover the diversity of ferns found in Geauga County – and where the frond and fiddlehead are located on the plant – with a photo-heavy presentation of interesting facts and folklore by Nature Education Coordinator Judy Bradt-Barnhart.
What: Fun Facts & Folklore About Ferns, Fronds & Fiddleheads
When: Saturday, December 14 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township
In addition to assistance in identifying these lush “feather” plants, Judy will be looking at their life cycle and bring fern fossils, club moss and horsetail moss for up-close study. “My specimens are pressed and laminated to see the spores on the back,” she said. “By December I’ll also see if anything from my garden is salvageable to bring for study.”
This joint program with the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio will include fern samples and fossils available for viewing. Registration is not required to attend. The facility is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.