Fri, September 15 –
Mon, September 25
In celebration of the fall Monarch butterfly migration, come out to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to enjoy a StoryWalk®️ of Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way by Elizabeth Ring. Learn about the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly while walking through the MPEA’s meadows and forest.
Combine reading and physical activity in a fun, new way!
A StoryWalk® is a deconstructed children’s book made into signs placed along a trail where visitors can stroll and follow the story from page to page.
Along the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area Trail
5795 Trotter Road, Clarksville, MD 21029
Free and self-guided.
Open every day, from dawn to dusk. The trail starts at the Trotter Road main entrance.
Saturday, March 25 – Monday, April 10
Celebrate spring with a walk in the woods and experience the beautiful spring wildflowers. Visit the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to enjoy a StoryWalk® of Wake Up, Woods. The book was illustrated by Gillian Harris. Text was written by Michael Homoya. Verses were created by Shane Gibson.
Thursday, December 23 – Sunday, January 2
Winter is coming, and it’s time to get ready! Learn how our wildlife prepare for winter’s cold and snow. Come out to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to enjoy a StoryWalk®️ of Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer & Richard Jones.
Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 27 2021
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, come out to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to enjoy a StoryWalk® of Protect the Pollinators by Rachael Rose Zoller offered to the community through a partnership between Howard County Rec and Parks and Howard County Public Library.Combine reading, physical activity, and family time outdoors as you learn about pollinators while walking through meadows and forest. Then, continue learning with additional books and resources!
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.