While hiking the Atlantic Forest of South America, I relished the sight of mosses, orchids, bamboos, and bromeliads. However, my favorite experience – my once-in-a-blue-moon-moment – my bucket list item – that one thing I could not wait to see – was a fern. But not just any fern. A fern in the air. With a trunk. And one heck of a story to tell. A Tree Fern.