Now in our 68th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
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75 years ago in 1944 Eloise Butler's Mallard Pool was abandoned. She is shown here just after the pool's completion in 1932. Read what happened in our 1944 history.
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves,—
Gone Mr. Bryant’s golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson’s sheaves.
Still is the bustle in the brook,
Sealed are the spicy valves;
“A woodland ramble in the garden in September and October is most inspiring and an experience to be well remembered. The blooming plants seem to have saved up a great deal of surplus vitality for the grande finale as tho to compensate for the bleak season ahead. there are times when gray winds blow all day long and bury the woods paths with brown leaves, then again the golden flood of an October day."
Former Garden Curator Martha Crone