Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
August has a look all its own, field and meadows are turning from green to yellow. Meadows waysides are aglow with golden-rods mingling with the blue and purple of asters. Birds songs are no longer heard to any extent, yet the air is full of insect music, outstanding of which is the whirring crescendo of the big cicada, as well as the chirps of crickets, katydids and grasshoppers. So the summer is retreating before the slow but sure advance of autumn and already carries a hint of the changes soon to take place. Former Curator Martha Crone.
In late summer, mid July to early September, the Upland Garden becomes a riot of color with plants of all sizes blooming in a multitude of colors. All the plants pictured on this page are usually blooming around mid-August. More photos and plant information can be found by looking up individual plants in the "Archive/Site Plan". Alternate common names for plants are listed in ( ).