arden Fairies are visiting Willowwood Arboretum in Chester Townshipand The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, and summer is the perfect time to build a miniature home for these special magical creatures.Families are invited on
Sunday, July 15
, at 1 p.m. to tour Willowwood Arboretumgardens. Learn which plants attract fairies to your yard, and create and plant a fairydish garden to take home. Cost is $20 per family.
Sunday, July 22
(rain date July 29), at 1 p.m., families are invited to celebratethe sixth Fairy Day at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and to build a home for these visit-ing wee folk on the Sylvan Terrace. Discover the nooks where fairies may hide and learnwhat makes the perfect fairy home. All natural building materials, such as bark, branches,lichens, mosses, feathers, stones, and leaves are provided, as well as tips on how to builda fairy house. Be prepared to be creative. While you build the fairies’ homes listen to livemusic, and enjoy fairy treats. Cost is $30 per family.
For more information and to preregister, please call 973-326-7603.
he Morris County Park Commission,recognized as one of the region’s best park systems, has unveiled its new brandingthat includes a redesigned logo and tagline, whichwill soon be seen throughout Morris Countyand the region. Today comprised of over 18,600acres of preserved land, the 38 distinct facilitiesinclude magnicent parks that provide an array of conservation, preservation, recreation, education,leisure, horticultural, and cultural opportunities.According to Executive Director David Helmer, “We have unveiled this new logoand branding to build awareness and understanding of the programs, activities, and op- portunities offered by the Park Commission. Our mission is to provide the communitythat visits and benets from the park system, including general park users, neighbors,community leaders, donors, volunteers, and employees, with an enjoyable experienceat all areas of interaction with the park system.”The graphic of a trail through the logooffers several representations of what the Park Commission has to offer, including 155 milesof recreational trails, 45 miles of which isPatriots’ Path that crosses Morris County fromthe bordering counties of Essex and Warren, themany miles of golf cart paths, or a garden strollthrough The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; the logocould represent the Black River that powers the National Historic Registered Cooper Gristmill, or the ight of a monarch buttery found at the Great Swamp Outdoor Edu-cation Center, and even a gure 8 on the ice at the Mennen Sports Arena. The path isyours to choose; we will help you nd the way. Helmer states, “This path not only con-nects you to the myriad of interests and opportunities found throughout your county park system, it also connects the communities of Morris County together.”