A Koru is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling NZ silver fern frond – that famous frond which features on the All Blacks rugby shirts. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace and is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. Our ferns don’t produce quite such a perfect spiral as the silver fern, but still they are waiting to unfurl and burst into life – it always amazes me that this scrunched up little fist turns into the feathery fronds of the ferns in the shaded spots of our woodland.
Today I walked through the Undercliffe on the Dorset coast from Seaton to Lyme Regis. It is full of ferns, and moss and lichens and the sounds of the sea and surround sound birdsong. It’s a very special, beautiful place. I recorded some of the sound, which I’m hoping by the end of the week to have turned into a 30 days wild ringtone. It will remind me of sitting under the natural green canopy on a humid Saturday in June.