It all started when 4 children from the other side of Penobscot Bay picked out their favorite lizard at the camp store last night. We talked about the houses Lizards like to live in and how you can often find them vacationing in Fairy Houses close to the campsite and the big trees. When the children left, they each had their lizard and a hand full of Queen Lollie Pop's Mohair locks dyed in shades of pink and turquoise...they decided to build a Fairy Village on site #41...after a lengthy discussion about breezes and protection from the elements.
Saylor (7) from Brooklyn made a home for Lilly the Lizard to share with the fairies that play at the campsite. Can you see the entrance with flags of Queen Lollie Pop locks flying in the breeze? The mussel shell on the rooftop patio is a perfect place for Lilly to rest her head at the end of the day.
Megan (almost 7) from Blue Hill added electricity at Emily Ann the Lizard's home so that she can watch TV on rainy days. Emily Ann likes living by the sea and created a rock garden on her rooftop shelter.
Meet Keegan, also from Blue Hill on the other side of the Bay. His lizard's name is Sierra, she came from the ocean a little while ago Keegan said. When asked what he liked best about his Fairy house, Keegan said that "the Leaves are the best part."
This is Graham, Saylor's brother. You can't see his freckles but they are scattered across his face like precious grains of sand. His Lizard Jasmine (seen now on her roof top patio) shares this house with the fairies. Graham says it's special because "it has great leaves and seashells." See the ramp leading to the house? It provides space for other creatures to live and keeps the fairies' feet dry in case of bad weather. Graham lined Jasmine's lean-to with Lollie Locks and Buttercups.