Pioneer Valley Fern Society

Fern Relatives - Clubmosses 1

Prickly Tree Clubmoss

Late Winter Surprise!

New Dissected Grape Fern Emerging Already!

Winter Ferns 2023-2024

Crested Fern #6

Winter Ferns 2023-2024

Maidenhair Spleenwort #5

Winter Ferns 2023-2024

Walking Fern #4

Winter Ferns 2023-2024

Evergreen & Marginal Wood Ferns #2 & 3

New Year's Day Fern Hike!

4H Forest, Leverett MA, 1-3PM

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Start of the Winter Ferns series 2023-2024 #1

Why I Love Ferns

Nature's Beauty

Ferns on Mt Toby Hike

Unusual Christmas Ferns

Revisiting a Friend

Mountain Spleenwort

An Unusual Polypody Fern

Cut-leaved Polypody still growing & healthy

Fall Ferns Fading

Final show for Narrow Leaved Glade Fern

Happy Halloween!

Ghost Ferns are out there waiting for you!

Fall Fern Season!

Hay Scented Ferns in Fall

Fall Fern Season!

Leathery Grape Ferns

Fall Fern Season!

Spinulose Wood Ferns fading

Unusual Sensitive Ferns

There is always more to look for!

Fall Fern Season!

Goldie's & Narrow Glade Ferns

Fern Hike tomorrow!

Highland Park, Greenfield MA

Fall Fern Season!

Grape Ferns are the Stars of the Show!

Bracken Ferns

More Interesting than you may think!

More info on Fern Hike this Sunday

Ruggles Pond, Wendell MA

New Fern Hike this Sunday

Ruggles Pond, Wendell MA

A Rare Fern

Cryptogramma stelleri

Barton Cove Fern Walk

Sunday July 23rd 1-3pm

Another Great Wood Fern.

Mountain Wood Fern

A New Fern to Learn!

Miss Slosson’s Wood Fern

Summer of Ferns

Great excuse for a hike!

Fern Season is Here!

Lots of great Ferns to be out looking for

Fern Walk at 4H Forest

Sunday June 11th 1-3PM

A Wonderful Season for Fern Lovers!

The Moonworts are Emerging!

Fiddlehead Focus

Fiddleheads are developing quickly now!

Mt Toby Waterfall Hike

Lots of Ferns & Flowers and no Rain!

The Fern Walk is on for today.

Mt Toby Waterfall, Leverett MA 1-3pm

Update on Sunday Fern Walk

Mt Toby Waterfall, Leverett MA

Weekly Spring Fern Update

Maidenhair Spleenwort Fiddleheads!

PVFS 2023 Calendar of Events

First Fern Walk April 30th at Mt Toby

Weekly Spring Fern Update

Rattlesnake Fern starting to emerge.

Spring Fern News & 1st Fern Walk of Season!

Fragile Ferns have opened into Fronds

First Fern Signs of Spring!

Fragile Ferns start the season.

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#10 Dissected Grape Fern

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#8 & 9 Common & Appalachian Polypodies

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#7 Purple-stem Cliffbrake

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#6 Ebony Spleenwort

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#5 Maidenhair Spleenwort

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#4 Climbing Fern

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#3 Crested Fern

Christmas Fern Count 2022

a better photo of the unusual Christmas Fern

Christmas Fern Count 2022

Chard Pond, Sunderland MA

2022-2023 Winter Ferns

#1 Christmas Fern

Pretty New Fern

Mountain Spleenwort

Tree & Fern Hike

Cancelled for Today

Mt Toby Tree & Winter Fern Hike

Friday November 25th 1-3PM

Happy Halloween from PVFS

Ghost Ferns are out there waiting for you!

Not your usual Tree Clubmoss

Unusual growth form this year

Club Moss Walk this Sunday

Ripley Rd, Montague MA

Not your usual Dissected Grape Fern

Triple Sporophores on a Dissected Grape Fern

Another New Fern to Look For

Leathery Grape Fern

Beautiful Ostrich Fern Braid

New Fertile Fronds Before They Unfold

An unusual sighting

Fertile Bracken Fern leaflets

Mt Toby Fern Walk

August 21st 1-3 PM

Introduction to Ferns

Native Plant Trust Workshop

New Grape Ferns are here!

New growth as the old fades away.

Briggs Brook Fern Walk

Sunday July 10 1-3PM

Moonworts

Another fern to be on the lookout for!

Ferns of Highland Park

Two fern walk options on Sunday June 19th

Mother’s Day Fern & Wildflower Hike

Chard Pond, Sunderland 1-3PM

Fern Walk Season Starts!

Sunday April 24th at Mt Toby Waterfall

More Fiddleheads on their way!

Bulblet Ferns are next.

More Fiddleheads are arriving!

Rusty Woodsia Tiny Fiddleheads

First Fern Fiddlehead News!

Fragile Ferns start the season.

Signs of Spring 3

Ostrich ferns

Signs of Spring 2

Beginning signs of Fiddleheads

Winter Ferns

#6 WalkingFern

Spring is coming!

Evergreen Wood Fern showing signs of Spring

Winter Ferns

#5 Marginal Wood Fern

Winter Ferns

#4 Evergreen Wood Fern

Winter Ferns

#3 Appalachian Polypody

Winter Ferns

#2 Common Polypody

Winter Ferns

#1 Christmas Fern

Late Season Ferning

Not too late to find some different ferns

''Black Friday'' Tree & Winter Fern Hike

Mt Toby Forest, November 26, 1-3PM

Fall Ferns

Dissected Grape Ferns still beautiful

Happy Halloween!

Ghost ferns are out there waiting for you!

PVFS hats!

New PVFS hats now available.

Focused Fern Walk this Sunday Sept 19th

Amherst College land, off College St

Favorite Fern Places

Cady’s Falls Botanical Garden

Fern Walk Cancelled for Sunday August 22, 2021

Two for one Gill Fern Walk rescheduled to Sunday August 29th

Fern Walk still on for today, Sunday July 25th, 2-4 pm

Bearsden Forest Conservation Area, Athol MA

Fern Walk this Sunday July 25th 2-4pm

Bearsden Forest Conservation Area, Athol MA

Unusual Fern Found!

Cut-leaved polypody found in Shutesbury!

Fern walks added to Schedule

Three events in July now on calendar

Still a few slots open for Mother’s Day hike

Chard Pond Ferns & Wildflowers 1-3pm

Fern Walk Update

Next fern walk May 9th

Fern Walk still on today

Mt Toby Waterfall, Leverett MA

Rain date for this Sunday April 25th, if needed

First Fern Walk rain date Sunday May 2nd

First Fern Walk of the Season April 25th

Join us for a Covid-careful fern walk

Fiddlehead season is here!

Numerous fern fiddleheads are coming up now.

Fern Allies - Clubmosses 5

Blue Ground Cedar or Deep Root Creeping Cedar

First Fern Fiddlehead News!

Fragile Fern, Amherst

Fern Allies - Clubmosses 3

Southern Ground Cedar or Fan Clubmoss

Fern Allies - Clubmosses 2c

Running or Wolf’s Claw Clubmoss, new photo

Fern Allies - Clubmosses 2a

Running or Wolf’s Claw Clubmoss

Winter Ferns

Grape Fern in snow

Winter Ferns

Wall Rue a special find

Fall Ferns

Purple-stem Cliffbrake

Fall Ferns

Blunt-lobed Woodsias

Fall Ferns

Climbing Fern a special find

Fall Ferns

Goldie’s Fern at Mt Toby

Favorite Fern Places

Hichcock Center in Amherst Fern Garden

Favorite Fern Places

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Favorite Ferns

Rusty Cliff Fern

Favorite Ferns

Grape Ferns

Favorite Ferns

Mountain Wood Fern

Something Different!

Oak Fern & a Fern Ally

Fern Walk in 2020?

Looking to August for a possible fern walk

Fiddlehead Quiz

Can you identify this fern by its fiddleheads?

Fiddlehead Quiz

Can you identify this fern by its fiddleheads?

Fiddlehead Quiz

Can you identify this fern by its fiddleheads?

Fiddlehead Quiz

Can you identify this fern by its fiddleheads?

Fiddlehead Quiz

Can you identify this fern by its fiddleheads?

Mother’s Day Fern & Wildflower Hike CANCELLED

May 10th event cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions

Fiddleheads

Figuring out the fiddleheads as they emerge...

Start of new Ferning Season!

First results from Chard Pond-New Fiddleheads!

Two Fern Walks coming up soon

Fern walks in Sunderland & Shutesbury Aug 4 & 10

July Fern Walk Schedule

check out upcoming events

Fern Walk at Elf Meadow

Sunday June 23rd

Mother’s Day Fern & Wildflower Hike

Fern & Wildlflower Hike at Chard Pond Sunday May 12, 2019

First 2 Fern Walks of 2019!

PVFS announces first 2 fern walks of the season!

PVFS Fern Walk this Sunday August 19th

Mt Toby Waterfall Fern Walk

PVFS Fern Walk

North Mountain Fern Walk this Sunday August 5

Change in date for Wet & Dry Ferns trip

Change in date for Wet & Dry Ferns trip!

Green River Fern Foray

Fern walk along the Green River on Sunday July 1st

Updated calendar of events for 2018

See the latest listings of a variety of fern walks for this summer on our calendar. Hope you can join us for some!

Mother’s Day Fern & Wildflower Hike

Fern & Wildlflower Hike at Chard Pond Sunday May 13, 2018

Tree & Winter Fern Hike

Mt Toby Tree & Winter Fern Hike Friday 11/24/17

Ferns of South Quabbin

Introduction to common ferns

Mt Toby Waterfall Fern Walk, Leverett MA

Fern Walk on Sunday July 2, 2017 1-3 PM

Mt Toby Fern Walk 6/11/17

Mt. Toby Tower Rd Fern Walk this Sunday June 11, 2017

Chard Pond Fern & Wildflower Walk 5/14/17

Chard Pond Fern & Wildflower Walk May 14, 2017 2-3 PM

Mt Toby Waterfall Fiddlehead Walk 5/7/17

Change in date for Fiddlehead Walk at Mt Toby to May 7th

PVFS Schedule for 2017 as of 2/22/17

PVFS 2017 Season Walks & Workshops as of 2/22/17

Sundays in September Fern & Forest Walks 2016

Sundays in September Fern & Forest Walks

First 2016 Fern Walk Schedule

Schedule of PVFS Fern Walks 2016

Pioneer Valley Fern Society Opens Doors

Local non-profit begins membership drive and announces schedule

Pioneer Valley Fern Society

321 Montague Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072