Now in our 69th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*
Current Issue of The Fringed Gentian™
Newsletter archive - all back issues.
Eloise Butler writes about the ghostly hermit. Article.
How the Friends Invasive Plant Action Group has restored this habitat. Article.
Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Can you identify this plant?
Learn about it here.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
A historical review of water, pools, springs and dams in the wetland of Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. 1907 to the present. Article
There's a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.
It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I've forgotten--
If I ever read it.
“It is part of wisdom never to revisit a wilderness, for the more golden the lily, the more certain that someone has gilded it. To return not only spoils a trip, but tarnishes a memory. It is only in the mind that shining adventure remains forever bright.”
Aldo Leopold, from Sketches Here and There