Apr. 16, 2018


All parts of mountain laurel are poisonous to a variety of animals, including us.  The hard wood was used to carve various small items, including spoons.  Seems like there would have been a better choice.  These shrubs would be one of the first things cleared if you were starting a farm, as Johann Dahle did.  He was an early immigrant to the Dolly sods area.  Johann became John Dolly, hence Dolly Sods.  This high area is now a wildflower paradise.