Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Garden Gate in January

Now in our 71st year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*

Newsletter/Friends News
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newsletter imageCurrent Issue of The Fringed Gentian™
Fall 2022

All back issues - Newsletter archive.

Spring 2023 issue will be released in late March.

Trees of Life

White Cedar leaf with male flowers

The Trees of Life -
how our native White Cedar and Black Spruce saved lives in earlier times.


Great Horned Owl at the Garden

Great Horned Owel

Recent activity and historical notes about these owls who have been present in the area for a great number of years.


Twigs and Branches


Our latest email -
- New addition to the Garden
- Saponins for Jumping Worms
- Pileated Woodpecker
- Harbinger of Spring

Garden Plant of the Week

mystery plantSelected from the many species in, or historical to, the Wildflower Garden.

Can you identify this summer/fall plant?


Common Winter Birds

Red-bellied woodpecker

Photo page
of the birds
commonly seen in
central Minnesota
in winter.



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