Here is the perspective of Erika Bodin, Four Winds Coordinator for Barstow School in Chittenden, VT:

We have this really beautiful ostrich fern patch by the outdoor classroom in the woods. The ferns are taller than the children and so that was really magical. I took them in there and they were just full of awe. “Wow, it’s like a magical fern forest!”

Most of them had grabbed sticks and were using them like walking sticks through the ferns. They all looked like this great little intrepid group exploring. They were calling out to each other: “Oh, I found a fiddlehead!”, “I found a fertile frond!”, “Let’s follow the water!” 

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