Now in our 70th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*
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Spring 2022 issue in late March.
A tale from the Garden
Eloise Butler's Occult Experiences Article.
Common species in Minnesota in Winter.
Read Article Here.
Garden Plant of the Week
Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Can you identify this Late Summer flowering plant?
LEARN ABOUT IT HERE
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
Our Native Oaks
Will their dominance last in Minnesota in the face of climate change?
O wild-wood flowers, we knew and loved you well, Yet cannot mourn for that which is not lost; No piercing blast, no hard relentless frost, Can reach the inner world where you were wont to dwell!
The reigning year no absolute power can bring, Beyond its rule our true allegiance lies; We brave the night with glad, prophetic eyes, And lo! returns afar our hope’s immortal Spring!
Taken from "Dull November Day"
By Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953)
“Where on the globe can there be found an area of equal extent with that occupied by the bulk of our States, so fertile and so rich and varied in its productions, and at the same time so habitable by the European, as this is? Michaux, who knew but part of them, says that 'the species of large trees are much more numerous in North America than in Europe; in the United States there are more than one hundred and forty species that exceed thirty feet in height; in France there are but thirty that attain this size.' Later botanists more than confirm his observations."
Henry D. Thoreau, from Walking
Garden theme items for sale
John Moriarty's books are available here until December 31.