Kids’ Fairy Houses at Metolius Preserve

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Explore the wonders of nature by creating your own fairy house!

This is an in-person program. Registration is required.

Let your little one’s imagination run wild! Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop at the Metolius Preserve to build your own fairy house. Use materials found in the forest, create your own small fairy abode, and imagine the fairies that might come visit. Build confidence exploring and enjoying nature. Perfect for kids ages 4-7 with a grown-up in tow (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Hike Rating: This is an easy for kids, less than 1 mile walk on established trails.

Route: This hike will start at the South Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and explore trails in the area. Terrain will be uneven at times.

What to Bring: Snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

The Deschutes Land Trust conserves and cares for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregon, so local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come. Why? To create a future where conservation and community care come together to protect, heal, and sustain the natural world around us. The Land Trust protects more than 18,742 acres in our region for today and tomorrow.

Martha Lussenhop moved to Sisters in 2005 after dreaming of living in the mountains of the West for decades. Martha has a diverse background that includes a master’s in zoology, teaching middle school, taking school groups on tours of prairies and woodlands, and leading workshops for children and adults at the Field Museum in Chicago. Martha’s home overlooks Indian Ford Meadow Preserve and she is becoming well acquainted with the birds along Indian Ford Creek. Martha leads a variety of walks and hikes for the Land Trust.

Location: Metolius Preserve South Trailhead

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