Cougar Mountain – A Lesson in Action
When Ryan and I were at The New York Botantical Gardens I ran across a sign about the fern lifecycle. It taught me how first fern spores make a Heart in Nature gametophyte that has both egg and sperm. Only when an egg and sperm combine, do you get a new fern.
Fern Lifecycle (Source East Stroudsburg University)
Exactly two weeks and roughly 3000 miles later, Ryan and I saw part of fern reproduction in action while hiking Washington state’s Cougar Mountain:
We learned a lesson on one coast and saw it in action on the other!