The Thursday Picture – Ferntastic!


Today’s picture is from my second hike of this year, at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

I see these ferns all over the place in the mountains when I hike…I think this one is a western wood fern (please correct me if I’m wrong). They look like a feathery carpet below the tall Douglas Fir and Redwood trees. If you look long enough, you can usually find a critter somewhere below their feathery leaves.

Have a “ferntastic” day!

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill!