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Birdís Nest ferns

Birdís Nest ferns
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (Fege) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (46)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-20
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 1:23
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Birdís Nest ferns ( Asplenium Nidus) are common in the rain forests along the east coast of Australia. They often grow high in trees making them very hard to photograph looking upwards. Fortunately they also grow on rocks, as is the case in this photo taken in Macquarie Pass National Park in the Illawarra area of NSW about 100km south of Sydney. The fern gets its common name from the circular way the fronds grow creating a ďnestĒ in the middle for collecting leaves and other debris. Because the root system is small they are popular and hardy in cultivation as long as they arenít grown in complete shade or in wet soil.

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