Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fern Spores - Spores de fougères

While I was out doing a field laboratory (data collection for field succession) in Gatineau Park, I noticed that the ferns were producing their spores. I find the spores both pretty and interesting. These spores are haplid (n) and will grow into individual plants which will then produce diploid (2n) reproductive cells which grow into the ferns we see here.

Filicophyta - spores
Filicophyta - spores

Filicophyta - spores

Le parc est extrèmement beau durant l'automne, aussi. La photo ci-dessus a été prise près de Vieux Chelsea.