The children's book, "Stella, Fairy of the Forest" by Marie-Louise Gay was a big hit during last year's summer StoryWalk.

Spring StoryWalk starts Thursday at Hawthorn Hollow

Kenosha Public Library helps choose 'Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms'


Hawthorn Hollow grew out of love for the land. As a nature sanctuary and arboretum, Hawthorn Hollow has been connecting people and nature through environmental education for more than 50 years. Hawthorn Hollow is owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 c3 organization formed in 1964.

SOMERS — Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, in partnership with the Kenosha Public Library, has once again opened its StoryWalk® trail. 

The StoryWalk® program creates interpretive trails based on popular children’s books. This spring, follow book pages with a story that enhances your adventure through the forest.

The Storywalk experience will be available to read until June, when the summer book will be installed.

In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms,” the story follows Fletcher the rabbit as he warns his woodland friends of the impending snow!  Except the “snow” is not what it seems … in the springtime, trees gain their leaves and some even form beautiful blossoms.

The story travels through Hawthorn Hollow on several trails, starting at the Old Mill Road trail and ending on the trillium trail, where blossoms and flowers will eventually bloom. This StoryWalk® experience will be available to read until June, when the summer book is installed.  

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ferguson. StoryWalks® have been enjoyed in all 50 states and 13 countries, including Malaysia, Russia, Great Britain, Bermuda, and Pakistan. Thank you to the Kenosha Public Library for making this StoryWalk® possible!

Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Road, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. There is no admission fee. However, donations are graciously accepted. For more information about Hawthorn Hollow’s upcoming events, go to