The Island Fairy LbNA # 48209
|Placed Date||Jun 6 2009|
|Found By||The Sparkill Trio|
|Last Found||Aug 11 2010|
The Island Fairy Letterbox
Monhegan Island is one of the most magical places on earth. It’s not surprising, then, that it’s a favorite vacation spot for fairies. We have a fairy friend, Twinkle, who told us about this island, and one of her adventures there. On her visit, she met the Island Fairy, who welcomed her into her beautiful fairy home. Twinkle asked if her friends could come and visit -- of course, the Island Fairy told her that “any friend of a friend is welcome here!”
Cathedral Woods (trail 11) is the main fairy house trail. Enjoy the walk from town to trail 11 and wind your way through the magical woods. Find where trail 11 meets trail 12 (there’s a bit of a clearing). Sit on the stump facing the mossy rock with trail 12 at about 3 o’clock and trail 11 (the part heading toward the cliffs) at about 11 o’clock. Turn around almost 180 degrees and, slightly to the left, you’ll see several small evergreens at the base of a large tree that looks like it’s growing out of the side of a rock. Look in one of the holes at the base, under some bark and a large rock – do you see the fairy dust?
Enjoy your visit to the island! We’d love an update on the box if you have a chance (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember the “fairy rules” (from Tracy Kane’s site, www.fairyhouses.com) if you are going to build your own fairy house:
1. Fairy Houses should look so natural they are almost hidden. A location close to the ground is best.
2. You should use only natural materials. Dry grasses, leaves, sticks, pebbles and pinecones are just a few examples of materials to choose.
3. Be careful not to use or disturb any of nature's materials that are still living, especially flowers, ferns, mosses and lichen. Fairies do not like to disturb or destroy anything that is growing in nature.