Jottings in the Woods
Combining Whitman's later, and little known, nature poems with a profile of a current program to protect land in South Jersey. Whitman stayed with the Stafford family in Laurel Springs when ill, and he walked along the Big Timber Creek and wrote about the nature he saw. The Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust in Deptford was founded to protect what is now nearly 40 acres of woodlands, meadow and wetlands along the same Big Timber Creek. it is as though Whitman wrote his essays just yesterday, and the land trust is a current, living reflection of what Whitman experienced so long ago. Photographs, maps, drawings.