Take a Story Walk on the George Aiken Wildflower Trail
Bennington Free Library and the Bennington Museum invite families to take a story walk on the George Aiken Wildflower Trail in the Hadwen Woods at the Bennington Museum beginning Friday, May 20, and continuing through the season. Read ‘Flight of the Honey Bee’ as you walk the trail to learn about one of the planet’s most important pollinators – the honey bee! These tiny creatures along with birds, bats and butterflies are crucial for the pollination of our gardens, orchards and farmers’ fields. According to The Garden Club of America, one third of the food we eat has been fertilized by pollinators.
The storywalk was a collaborative project generously supported by The Bennington Garden Club Education Fund. The story placards were constructed by the Building Trades class at Southwest Vermont Career Development Center under the direction of program instructor, Brian Coon. Thanks to the effort of a group of dedicated volunteers, the Trail has been developed and maintained so the community can enjoy a multitude of native wildflowers and ferns in a beautiful woodland setting. The storywalk project was an outgrowth of the museum and library’s joint program, Museum ABCs, a monthly event for preschoolers and parents. For more information, call Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571 or Linda Donigan at 802-823-5276.