• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Ferns

Ferns

Ferns

A Anderson

Ferns are an ancient line of plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds and therefore do not produce flowers. Elizabeth Billings, daughter of Frederick Billings, planted many of the ferns on the hill next to the mansion not only for their beauty but also so she could study them.Some common fern species found within the park are the Christmas fern and the lady fern.
 
Fern in Autumn
Fern in Autumn
K Jones

Did You Know?

In this sepia-toned photo from 1927, nine men sit and kneel amongst the ruins of a Native American dwelling at Mesa Verde. NPS Photo.

As a teenager, Laurance S. Rockefeller toured Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde with Horace Albright. Later in life, Laurance would donate lands to create Virgin Islands NP and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. He was the first conservationist to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.