Fragrant Cliff Fern is widespread in Arctic to Subarctic America and Asia, with populations as far south as the northern forest in ME, NH, VT and NY, where it is listed as a rare plant. A lead scientist at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Woodstock, NH, Scott Bailey will highlight the geologic, climatic, and genetic reasons for this geographic distribution, including studies of the colony in Rumney, one of the southernmost colonies in the USA. Fragrant Cliff Fern may serve as a case study for how plants adapt to a changing environment.  


This program will take place at the Nature Center located at 131 Quincy Bog Road in Rumney.