Fairy House Exhibit During Big Read Event on October 5

 Make a Port side Fairy House For the Attleboro Land Trust Big Read Fairy House Exhibit

Saturday, October 5

Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve

577B Wilmarth Street

 

In keeping with this year’s Big Read selection, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, you are invited to create and exhibit a “portside” fairy house. The whalers visited many island ports on their whaling expeditions out of New Bedford and Nantucket, Massachusetts. They found colorful houses with flat grass and bamboo roofs. Your fairy house may need a fishing dock with bright flags and of course shells! Whatever you can you gather at the beach will be great materials for your house. It’s up to you to add an island flair!

Create a fairy house on your own and bring it to the Preserve for set up and display at 9:00 am. Or come and enjoy the one day exhibit from 10:00 am through 12:00 noon. Either way you will have a chance to make and take a fairy garden at the event.

Fairy houses will be exhibited at the creator’s own risk and be removed at the end of the 1 day, 2 hour exhibit or left in the woods for the fairies and removed when needed by the land trust.

Register at attleborolibrary.org

You may want to make and bring a stand for your house so it isn’t sitting on the ground and hard for viewers to see.

 

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Lands under our protection as of June 30, 2018: 492 acres owned; 200 acres restricted; 692 acres total.

Would you like to help steward one of our sites?

A site steward is a volunteer who “adopts” one of the Attleboro Land Trust nature preserves, individually or with a group, such as a group of neighbors, church group, youth group, or fraternal organization.

Duties of a site steward:

  • Walk the property on a regular basis
  • Pick up litter
  • Report vandalism and violations of ALT regulations
  • Help with routine trail maintenance
  • Assist with special projects

If you would like to find out more please contact us at attleborolandtrust@gmail.com or by using our Contact page.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Wed
7:00 pm Conserving Our Oceans @ Attleboro Public Library
Conserving Our Oceans @ Attleboro Public Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In honor of Climate Change Preparedness Week join Steve Kirk, Coastal Program Manager at the international organization, The Nature Conservancy, for a conversation on ocean conservation. Registration is recommended but not required.
Oct
5
Sat
10:00 am Fairy House Exhibit – Big Read E... @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserv
Fairy House Exhibit – Big Read E... @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserv
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In keeping with this year’s Big Read selection, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, you are invited to create and exhibit a “portside” fairy house. Create a fairy house on your own and bring it to the Preserve for set up and display at 9:00 am. Or come and enjoy the one[...]
Oct
22
Tue
7:00 pm Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for our annual meeting/event taking place at a location to be announced.  Event is open to the public.  Additional Event details to come.

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