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Holliston Garden Club to host A FUN EVENT FOR KIDS APRIL 16: Frog Hollow

by Erin Dowling Porter

Holliston Garden Club to host A FUN EVENT FOR KIDS APRIL 16: "Frog Hollow" at the Holliston Public Library.

Inspired by a National Garden Club project on amphibians that includes a book called The Frightened Frog, the Holliston Garden Club announced today that it will host a special program for children about frogs on Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 1pm to explore and build frogs' habitats. Children between the ages of 5 and 10 can be signed up at the Holliston Public Library. Admission is free.

This will be a two-hour fun workshop for 20 children. There will be a short discussion on what kids can do to help frogs and toads establish new homes in backyard gardens. This is followed by a hands-on workshop on building a frog/toad habitat. Each child will make a “frog hollow” that they can take home for their own yard. Volunteers from the Garden Club will be on hand to help with the assembly and decoration of the habitats. Children will also be encouraged to place frog habitats along the rail trail as part of a Holliston in Bloom Spring Stroll event.

The Frightened Frog describes the plight of frogs and other amphibians due to environmental changes that threaten their ecosystems. The national project’s goal is to educate children and encourage them to put down their video games and do something to help.

This event will be held in the Gilman Room of the Holliston Public Library on Saturday, April 16th from 11:00 am to 1:00pm. Sign up for this event is available at the library.  Admission is free.

Those wanting more information on the event can check the Holliston Garden Club website at

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