American Fern Society

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American Fern Society

The American Fern Society is over 100 years old. With over 900 members worldwide, it is one of the largest international fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies. To this end it encourages correspondence and the exchange of information and specimens between members via its newsletter the Fiddlehead Forum. We have "Fern Forays" into the woods every August. These field trips provide a wonderful way to learn more about wild ferns from experts and also afford an occasion to meet other people with a similar passion for ferns. The American Fern Society web page is designed to expand on this exchange of information with amateurs and professionals around the world. We hope that in this way many more people will be able to explore these interesting plants and their allies.

Please - For a membership form, please visit the AFS web site; before submitting fern related questions to the Webmaster, post your questions on our Fern Forum on the AFS web site. Fern Forum is the Discussion Board and is designed to be a communication portal for anything related to ferns, for the hobbyist as well as the professional, or anyone with an interest or a question about ferns. If you do not get your questions answered then contact the webmaster.




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