2014 Fern Hike

Thirty hikers joined WDNR Forestry Specialist Colleen Matula on July 26 for a walk in the Van Vliet Hemlocks. The topic of the hike was fern identification. Colleen described the parts of a fern and identified multiple species along the trails. She showed the group ways to distinguish similar species and also discussed fern allies and other plants in the understory of the forest.