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.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
Eloise Butler chose the site of the Garden because it was a Tamarack Swamp. The tree and history.
It sifts from Leaden Sieves —
It powders all the Wood.
It fills with Alabaster Wool
The Wrinkles of the Road —
It makes an Even Face
Of Mountain, and of Plain —
Unbroken Forehead from the East
Unto the East again —
"The Great Horned Owl is busy having a family again. This may seem like a strange time to be sitting on a clutch of eggs but it is the time that the Great Horned Owl picks. I would think it would be a little uncomfortable, and I must say when I saw her half covered with snow she didn’t have a terribly happy expression on her face’ but she has no one to blame but herself. This is the third year in a row that we have been aware of the owl nesting in the area."
Garden Curator Ken Avery, Winter 1975