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Monday, July 9, 2012

Prehistoric Fern Forest (maybe)

Things grow pretty big out on the temperate rain forest near the coast of British Columbia. The trees are big. The fish are big. The bears are big. The ferns are massive! From his visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum last month, Sandy knows that ferns have been around for a very long time... and that prehistoric forests were full of cycads and fern-trees. But his experience of ferns has been... well... that they are pretty small (maybe two-bears tall). But here... here on the west coast... they are big!!
These ones are called bracken ferns and they grow pretty much everywhere. But the ones here are... well.. quite tall! Looking out over them, you would have no idea that there is a little bear tucked away in the fern forest.
Some of these ferns are even taller than Mama and look quite impenetrable from her vantage point. But down at Sandy's level... it all opens up!
Sandy could almost imagine that he was back in prehistoric times stalking through a fern forest.... avoiding dangerous dinosaurs!

4 comments:

  1. We have ferns growing by the side of our house, they are beautiful and they are fun to play hide-and-seek in! If you see any dinosaurs Sandy, run! We wouldn't want you to be a tempting snack for them!

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  2. Hide-and-seek is a fun game for sure! Just not with dinosaurs...

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  3. Noooo, not with dinosaurs!

    Are you going to enter the Bear Olympics representing Canada? We're proposing a nap competition, since bears like to sleep, hehe.

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  4. Absolutely... I just need to scrounge up some fellow bears... hmmm... I may have to haul some out of retirement!

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