by Chandra Smith
A great summertime activity. The Hillsborough Women’s Institute has put up a book walk on the trail behind the Tourist bureau in Hillsborough entitled "Be a Pond Detective". There are 10 stakes on the trail and it is suitable for children of all ages. Morning or evening walks provide more activity of living birds and animals.
The idea came from a trip to a garden in Florida where a similar book walk was happening. Then, with the assistance of a local librarian, the idea was brought to life in Hillsborough. The Hillsborough Women’s Institute has had a long relationship with both the local school and library by promoting reading and contributing financial support. This is now being spread to the community as a whole.