The lots in the part of the Greenbelt our GreenFriends group is restoring were covered by blackberry vines for 30-50 years, depending on the lot. One of the first things we noticed after the blackberry canes were cut down was that there were remnants of ferns in the debris. We began to free them from the rubble and then flagged them with yellow and black tape, hoping to prevent workers from stepping on them. We started calling that area of the property the “Fern Field.”
I started watching one particular fern, and at times took photos of it daily.
Yes, Nature is resilient, if we give her a chance to be.