Eric La Fountaine wrote and posted today’s photographs and entry.
The bird’s nest fern is a tropical species native to southeast Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, eastern Africa, and Polynesia, including Hawaii, where this photo was taken. It can be found growing in soil or as an epiphyte on trees. The fronds can grow to 150 cm long and 20 wide. It is easily grown indoors and is a common house plant. Typically a very bright green, the colouration of the plant in these photos is that of winter, as the photo was taken in late December.
For further reading on ferns, take a look at A Brief Introduction to Ferns from the American Fern Society.