Wetlands and Fiddleheads

Although mostly cool, overcast and rainy, the month of May is yielding a rich assortment of scenes and subjects. Where to begin?! I’ll start with a recent trip to a small, swampy site where fiddlehead ferns and marsh marigolds were the dominant visual element.

A common wetland scene like this has marsh marigolds carpeting the low, waterlogged places, while dense clumps of cinnamon ferns occupy the high ground – raised tussocks of dense roots and emerging fronds.





Young ferns with developing fronds aren’t limited to swampy sites….there are many species adapted to almost any site imaginable.


Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.


12 thoughts on “Wetlands and Fiddleheads

  1. Fiddleheads in converstation:”The whole town looks around”, “four little fiddleheads decide what to do under the watchful eye of grandpa”, ” connected”,”shyly unfurling”, “sproing!”
    My favorite spring time thing and i love your shadblow header.

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