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Queensland, Australia


Daintree National Park

Trip Day Thirty-seven: Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Ferns

fern-frondWe often tend to think of ferns as lacy little green plants. In the tropical rainforest and temperate latitudes of Australia and New Zealand where tree ferns abound, we found them to belong to a much larger species than we thought.
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Birds Nest Fern

This is similar to the one you might buy at the local florist's shop.

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Birds Nest Fern

Little Birds Nest Ferns can grow up to be trees. Remember that when you bring home that little Birds Nest in a small pot. Or they can be quite happy attaching themselves and growing on the trunk of another tree.

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