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Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand – there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country’s alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies – including club-mosses and fork-ferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns.
Today I met up with Sweety / Puffy and we had a morning walking along Lucas Creek in Albany, about 10 kms from my place. Lucas Creek’s history goes way back when the Maoris lived in the area. There were 1000’s of acres of gum fields in the area so in the 1800’s many gum diggers came to Albany, then known as Lucas Creek. There was also a small Kauri bush there but it was soon cut down and the trunks rafted and towed by rowing boat to reach the closest sawmill via Lucas Creek.
We saw a blue heron and a couple of Pukekos in flight, but too far away for us to capture. But there were many tree ferns growing in the area – not the Silver Fern though.
Here is a photo of some of the Tree ferns growing alongside the creek. In the Workshop you can see a photo of more tree ferns I photographed today.
Sweety is fine and we both had a good time catching up with our news – and the latest from the Trek sites. She was also asking after you two Greg and Joanna.
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- [2005-12-12 3:51]
Thanks for my favourite plant Janice :-) Impressive! Biggest ferns in our forest are about one meter or so high. I want to see this kind of tree fern! ;-) I'm glad that Sweety is all right! We, with Joanna, also often talking about her and her sudden dissapearance! Greet her for us!
Very interesting plant. Colorful photo, good sharpness and details. Well done. Thank for sharing.
- [2005-12-12 4:56]
Very nice capture.POV,lighting,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)
Beautiful ferns, lovely catch. TFS
Good detail and colours. Great POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy your week.
Your ferns are always beautiful and interesting. Colors look great. Looks like pretty nice weather there. I'll gladly trade!
Very nice Janice with a great perspective.
Well done & Thank You!