Native Ferns of New England
Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 7 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139
Grow Native Massachusetts presents Don Lubin, noted fern expert, collector and educator. Learn about the life cycle of ferns and their evolutionary history, spanning 400 million years.
From among New England's 68 native species, we will examine twenty of those most commonly found. This survey will include detailed photographs, techniques for field identification, and a look at the adaptive niche that each species occupies.
Don Lubin has been teaching about ferns for over a decade and he grows 44 species in his small yard in Allston. He has collected more than 50 herbarium specimens and has identified previously unrecorded taxa at several locales in Massachusetts.