Long Hill Garden Club offers Nature Nook for children
The Nature Nook is the newest project of the Long Hill Garden Club. The Nook is located in the
Children’s Room of the main library. Its purpose is to inform children about nature and interest
them in the world around them.
The project is being done in conjunction with the library and the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center. The club develops the display, the library will feature books on the topic and the Nature and Arts Center will present programs about the topic.
A new topic is explored every three months and the display will change monthly. Related craft
and art projects are offered, as well as activities such as scavenger hunts.
In the spring, the theme was backyard birds and included information about song birds, water
birds and owls. Nests and eggs that might be seen in Trumbull were in the Nook. This fall ‘s
topic will be trees and seeds.
In the summer months, the Nook focus is on bees and butterflies as pollinators. There is a
Monarch habitat with Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. They will spin their cocoons and turn into
butterflies at the Nature Nook. The butterflies will then be released at the Nature and Arts
Center where the garden club has established a butterfly garden and a certified Monarch Way