I took this photo with my Nikon CoolPix 995 in April 2006. A Maidenhair Fern with a Bee Fly, at Jubilee State Park. Each year when I hunt Morel mushrooms I find these marvelous ferns. I just found out the name of the fern at my Allerton Corp of Discovery class at the Illinois Natural History Survey. We used some photos their photographer (Michael Jeffords) had taken to learn photographic choices and I recognized the fully grown fern and asked its name. This is a new one, just emerging, with a lovely Bee Fly to form the focal point.
(Click on the Title to link to some information about Maidenhair Ferns.)