Field of wildflowers



Read a good book a page at a time while you explore the natural world!

Our spring/summer StoryWalk® book is Bugs for Lunch/Insectos Para El Almuerzo by Margery Facklam. Find out about animals that snack on insects as you read Bugs for Lunch/Insectos Para El Almuerzo a page at a time while exploring Blandy’s Native Plant Trail. 

Thanks to our partner, Handley Regional Library System, for supporting this project! Check out other local StoryWalk® locations here.

The StoryWalk® route starts where the Native Plant Trail meadow meets the woodland. Look for a marquee sign, then follow the gravel path to the right towards a stacked stone wall. You'll wind through a warm season grass meadow, cross a wetland boardwalk, and pass under a grove of mysterious trees as the path leads on towards the Hewlett Lewis Overlook Pavilion. The route is ~0.3 miles long and follows the gravel Native Plant Trail across gently rolling terrain. Once you've finished the book, continue on to complete the 0.6 mile Native Plant Trail Loop or retrace your steps and read the book in reverse!

StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont in 2007 with a grant for $250 and a brilliant idea. Since then, StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and South Korea.