Photos, Prints, Drawings Summer naturalist Michelle Bragg leading park guests on a fern walk entitled "Fiddleheads and Fronds"
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- Summer naturalist Michelle Bragg leading park guests on a fern walk entitled "Fiddleheads and Fronds"
- Contributor Names
- Bragg, Michelle (Depicted)
- Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- August 28, 1998
- Subject Headings
- - Recreation
- - August
- - Summer
- - New River (W. Va.)
- - Tourism
- - Nature walks
- - Enclosures
- - State parks
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Clifftop
- - West Virginia -- Fayette County -- Babcock State Park
- - During the half hour walk, Michelled discussed the variety of ways in which ferns reproduce – there is the cinnamon fern's fertile stalk, the evenly distributed spores on the fronds of other species, the concentration of spores in the central leaves of others, and the technique of the walking fern, which proliferates not only through spores but by taking root wherever the tip of a leaf touches the ground, or even a rock. Such walks and talks help to structure the urbanite's escape into natural settings, and build on a narrative of exploration and discovery. Mnemonic devices are among the lore proliferated by park naturalists, who point out, for instance, that the boot-shaped leaf is a marker of the Christmas fern.
- - Event: Nature walk at Babcock State Park.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C078-01
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhotos, Prints, Drawings
LocationBabcock State Park
New River (w. Va.)
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Bragg, Michelle, and Mary Hufford. Summer naturalist Michelle Bragg leading park guests on a fern walk entitled "Fiddleheads and Fronds". 1998. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001153/. (Accessed September 25, 2016.)
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Bragg, M. & Hufford, M. (1998) Summer naturalist Michelle Bragg leading park guests on a fern walk entitled "Fiddleheads and Fronds". [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001153/.
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Bragg, Michelle, and Mary Hufford. Summer naturalist Michelle Bragg leading park guests on a fern walk entitled "Fiddleheads and Fronds". 1998. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns001153/>.