New Zealand – glaciers and fern

Fern forest nearby Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Fern forest nearby Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Of course, ferns don’t grow on glaciers, but they can be found relatively nearby. 🙂

When we were exploring the area around Fox Glacier, in New Zealand, we took different hiking paths. The fern forest, was one of them.

New Zealand has beautiful glaciers, but I was spoiled by Patagonian glaciers, and for me, almost nothing can compete with this any more. But ferns are so typical for New Zealand, so I decided to show you one more picture of ferns, instead of Fox Glacier, I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

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Tytuł tego postu to “lodowce i paprocie”, ale oczywiście paprocie nie rosną na lodowcach… jednak w Nowej Zelandii, można je spotkać całkiem niedaleko lodowców.

Okolice lodowca Fox oferują wiele ścieżek na wędrówki. Są one o różnym stopniu trudności i na różnej wysokości, i często są bardziej “zielone” niż moglibyśmy się tego spodziewać. Jedna ze ścieżek prowadzi przez las paproci. A że paprocie to zdecydowanie ważniejszy symbol Nowej Zelandii niż lodowce, więc dzisiaj pokazuję Wam kolejne zdjęcie paproci, tym razem znacznie większej. 🙂

38 thoughts on “New Zealand – glaciers and fern”

  1. Oh, I love it and I’m always amazed by the idea of a forest of ferns, it must have been a wonderful visit. I would love to see more though…

  2. Very beautiful ferns – and so huge. I’d never realised that ferns could grow that big. They are a lovely shade of green, too – what I would call, spring green.

  3. I love ferns – we have a couple of Australian tree ferns growing in our front yard (Northern California). Unfortunately the cold weather is making them very sad – I guess I should have planted the NZ glacier ferns!

    1. Thank you!
      I also love ferns, and especially after visiting New Zealand I like them even more! 🙂

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