Manage episode 210327469 series 1290491
Tune in to find out why deer will not eat ferns. Bill will explain the life cycle of this amazing plant. Bob takes you way back to the time when ferns were eaten by dinosaurs. Find out why the Victorians in Britain had fern fever.
Our sources for this episode include:
- Fern-mania: After the Victorians said they cured madness and boosted your love life - and explorers risked death to find them, the humble fern is sexy all over again http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111859/Fern-mania-After-Victorians-said-cured-madness-boosted-love-life--explorers-risked-death-humble-fern-sexy-again.html#ixzz5ELu2eZ46
- Seeds and Spores - What Are the Differences http://jakesnatureblog.com/2017/10/30/seeds-and-spores-differences/
- What is a fern? https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1103-what-is-a-fern
- A mouse that eats ferns like a dinosaur http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8523000/8523825.stm