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Where To See Ferns Where To See Ferns - A Guide to Fern Gardens, Collections & Nurseries, originally published by the British Pteridological Society as one of a series of pamphlets, is designed to help new members and others interested in ferns to find plants from reputable sources either to purchase, study or simply enjoy, and to use them effectively in their own gardens.
This Introduction to Ferns (and other Pteridophytes) is based on a chapter from the book, A World of Ferns, by Josephine M. Camus, A. Clive Jermy & Barry A. Thomas, Natural History Museum Publications, London, 1991 - ISBN 0 565 01120 0. A World of Ferns was produced to celebrate the first centenary year of the British Pteridological Society. In most cases, larger images can be viewed by selecting the images or captions on the page. (Contains many in-line images.)
  Most people reading this Code of Conduct for the conservation and enjoyment of wild plants will support the voluntary plant conservation organisations in their efforts to halt the decline in the native flora of Britain and Ireland and to ensure that all our wild flowering plants, ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens, algae and fungi remain for future generations to enjoy. Wild plants are a key to the enjoyment of the countryside, primarily for their appeal in their natural surroundings but also because of the pleasure they give photographers, naturalists, flower arrangers and cooks. This code has been written for botanists, teachers and people who wish simply to enjoy wild plants. It aims to indicate where collecting and picking are acceptable and which wild plants should not be taken.
An Introductory Selection of Books on Ferns and Fern Allies, compiled by Jennifer Ide, aims to provide a basic list of fern books, old and new, covering the botany and horticulture of pteridophytes. It is provided here in Adobe acrobat (.pdf) format.

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