|The Holly Fern found on Hutton Roof on Aug 26th 2013 -|
Originally recorded in 1957 and was thought to have become extinct on Hutton Roof -
The lowest breeding altitude of 884ft in the whole of the UK and possibly Europe.
"I searched out that "revered of ferns" year in year out,
A record in 1957, with frond preserved in herbarium,
Since then it's remained a mystery, or thought to be extinct!
Until now in 2013 when "Holly" was "ferned" again"
(9th September 2013)
The short poem below was written on the finding of yet a further Holly Fern and so the thought is that if I can find one, then two, why not three! (three = everywhere!)
"Its made my day,
No! it's made my week,
In fact it's made my year!
Holly fern here, and holly fern there,
I can't give up now, the search is on,
To find that holly fern everywhere"
(17th September 2013)