Field Trips

  The Fern Society’s field trips are always enjoyable social events as well as educational experiences.

Pictured, at right, are a few of our members on a recent visit to the ‘Highlands Hammock’ state park, near Sebring, Florida.

A special tour aboard a covered tram had been arranged in advance by our programs chairperson, and our guide, a park ranger, introduced us to several areas of the park that are not typically accessible to the general public.

Following the tram ride, we enjoyed a leisurely walking tour of the park’s “Fern Garden Trail”, a network of well marked paths deep into the canopied forest.

At right, members of the Society lean over a railing on a boardwalk section of the trail to examine one of the many fern species we encountered.

You are invited to join us on our next field trip. You will have fun and learn something about ferns at the same time.

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