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!