Photos, Prints, Drawings Spring wildflowers, "Dutchman's britches" (aka bleeding heart), on Ivan Jarrell's land
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dry Creek (W. Va.)
Dutchmen's Breeches (Dicentra Cucullaria)
- Spring wildflowers, "Dutchman's britches" (aka bleeding heart), on Ivan Jarrell's land
- Contributor Names
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- April 11, 1996
- Subject Headings
- - April
- - Spring
- - Dry Creek (W. Va.)
- - Wildflowers
- - Dutchmen's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - We visited Ivan Jarrell's property at the head of Dry Creek in early spring, when the coves were coming to life with wildflowers, greening trees, and blooming dogwoods, redbuds, spicebush, and the songs of birds, including spring gobblers who came running noisily down the slope in response to Ivan's calls. Apart from a small cabin, there are no buildings, partly because the land companies own the mineral rights at the heads of many of the hollows. But the head of Dry Creek, which Bob Daniel called "God's Country," is full of signs of human activity, past and present, from the rock piles that mark the old newgrounds to the feeders set out for deer and other wildlife. Alan Reese and Jude Jardine camped here while monitoring plots on Coal River for the Appalachia Forest Action Project.
- - Event: Visit to Ivan Jarrell's land at the head of Dry Creek.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C076-04
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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