How to resurrect fairies: An investigative report
The Beacon’s youth reporter corps took to the woods in Greenport Saturday morning after we were tipped off by the North Fork Audubon Society that Inlet Pond County Park is full of fairy houses. Avenue and Viola Smith investigated.
Avenue Smith, reporting:
When my co-worker and I first started walking down the Enchanted Trail, we didn’t see any fairy houses anywhere. We thought that there may have been a mistake. As we continued our search, we just about gave up on looking. We were so confused about why there were no fairy houses that we walked right past the first one.
A couple seconds later, we realized what we had just missed. We walked right back over to the spot where we had seen it. There it was… the first beautiful fairy house. It was well worth the wait and the confusion.
The house was very small, inside a large piece of wood that was caved in on one side. It contained two objects: a bed and a lamp. They were made of flowers and leaves and twigs, but somehow seemed just like the ones you would find in a real house.
Walking through the forest, we saw many more fairy houses, some of them with themes based on storybooks, such as Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel. At one point, there was a large group of fairy houses that had been contributed by the following libraries: the Southold Free Library, the Floyd Memorial Library, and the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library. These fairy houses were very nice, and it is great that some of the libraries are participating in these events.
At the end of the trail, I found that my co-worker and I were wishing that there were more fairy houses. I noticed that there were also a lot of younger kids there, and it is great that parents are bringing their kids on fun hikes like these. It really helps them realize how amazing nature can be, and it’s good for them to try and find all of the hidden fairy houses.
The trail was very nice, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves taking hikes and designing or looking at fairy houses.
Viola Smith, reporting:
In Greenport, there is a place that was once filled with tiny little flying creatures. Then, the humans took over their lands. After a while, the humans wanted the fairies to come back, so that their magic would be with us once again. Me and my co-worker went to bring the fairies back. We went to the Enchanted Trail, where the fairies used to live. When we got there, we went to make little fairy houses.
When we were finished, we went to the trail of fairy houses other people had made. We found many houses. Some were based on movies or books. Some of these were: The Hobbit, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rapunzel, and many more. After we were finished with the trail, my co-worker and I looked at our fairy houses and added some finishing touches. I noticed that mine did not look very nice. We believed the fairies would come back someday, and live happily in the houses people made.
The Enchanted Trail is a lovely trail, and I hope you will help the fairies come back to this beautiful land. We believe that the fairies will come back someday. I also think you would love all the houses if you come to the Enchanted Trail in Greenport. So come and help the fairies come back to this land. Some people think fairies are not real, but I believe that they are. You can believe what you think is real or not. If you are a mother or a father, your kids would probably love it there. You never know. So go to Greenport if you want to make your own fairy house or look at other peoples fairy houses.
The trails at Inlet Pond will belong to fairies for the rest of the weekend. Make sure to take a trip there Sunday to see what you can see. More information is online here.
11 thoughts on “How to resurrect fairies: An investigative report”
beautiful. brilliant. rolf-worthy. thank you
oops. that should be rofl-worthy. not totally unlike rolfing.
Keep believing sweet girls! So proud of you both. Also, thanks to Bad Influence for an amazing adventure!!!
Thank you Avenue and Viola for starting my day with so many smiles!
Love it! Nice job , youth reporting corps!!
Well done, Avenue & Vi! I’m sure they’re loving this trail – How could they turn down such wonderful accommodations?
Hey there Avenue and Viola! Walden and I were walking out on the trail to Whale Rock up here in Belfast Maine and along the way, where the spine of the stone wall dragon was sleeping, fairies had built a fine house of slabs of flat rocks and burls of white pine. Walden thought that once we found the fire circle below Whale Rock that there would be another fairy enclave and it took some scouting but there the village was. While we cooked our meal on a campfire, the fairies disappeared, but we left them some tasty morsels of green beans, potatoes and kale from our garden.
The fairies of Maine are sending you two girls a huge hug!
Walden and dada
What an awesome article! I believe in fairies too. I’d love to visit that trail.
Dear Avenue & Viola, Thank you so much for writing about our NFAS event. This story is as well written as the Fireball article. Maybe better.
I commented on this story earlier this week but somehow it got lost on the net. Just wanted to let you know I posted your wonderful work on the NF Audubon Facebook page.
Publicity Chair NFAS
Thanks, everyone, for your support! Avenue and Viola are thrilled that you liked their report.
I missed this when it first appeared! What a great story & what great writing! Thanks for the smile!