• 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?

A man dressed all in white is contrasted by the dark and knobbly bark of spruce trees. Published in American Forests magazine in 1910.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS have in common a passion for trees! Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller has the oldest sustainably managed woodland in North America. FDR, an amateur forester, personally supervised the planting of hundreds of trees on his Hyde Park estate.