"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring" William Wordsworth
Yes, I love walking through ferns. There is a section of my morning walk where I go through ferns it is the best part.
I agree with that "the ferns are the best part" of any walk.
I love the smell of the rich, organic soil.
There is nothing like a rainforest to get an understanding of decomposition into rich brown goodness.