Did you know that when a fern first emerges in the spring it is called a fiddlehead?
You can tell from the picture why an immature frond is known as a fiddlehead.
Fiddleheads are a spring delicacy in many areas of the country. People steam them, eat them in salads, or pickle them. I’ve never eaten a fiddlehead, but I’d try them given the opportunity.
I certainly don’t want to eat these fiddleheads because I want to enjoy the fern’s deer proof foliage all summer. It seems odd that people eat these but the deer leave them alone.
I almost didn’t notice these when I was outside on Sunday. By chance I leaned over to pull a weed and there they were. I’ve found that if I really stop to look in nature, I see the most beautiful things.