Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites children to come explore the art of fairy house building at Fernald’s Neck Preserve Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Liza Gardner Walsh, author of “Fairy House Handbook,” will lead this workshop with storytelling and hands-on fairy house building. Children, who must be accompanied by an adult, will gather in the preserve entrance parking lot (Fernald’s Neck Road is off Route 52) and walk together to the forest. All materials will be gathered from the preserve, and no special equipment is necessary.

Walsh is the author of several books and is a high school English teacher. She was the children's librarian in Rockport and has worked as a writing tutor and museum educator. She holds an MFA in Writing and has been building tiny houses for mice, fairies, trolls and snails through all of these experiences. To learn more, visit

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust manages Fernald’s Neck Preserve, and has protected more than 9,100 acres to date. For more information, call 236-7091 or visit

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