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.
A look at the 46 orchid family species that have grown in the Wildflower Garden.
All day had the snow come down,—all day
As it never came down before;
And over the hills, at sunset, lay
Some two or three feet, or more;
The fence was lost, and the wall of stone;
The windows blocked and the well-curbs gone;
The haystack had grown to a mountain lift,
And the wood-pile looked like a monster drift,
As it lay by the farmer’s door.
"There are still millions of people whose opinions on wild life conservation, it they have any, are based in some degree on the assumption that the abundance of game must bear an inverse ratio to degree of settlement, and that the question of how long our game will hold out must be measured by the time it will take for man to completely occupy the land."
Aldo Leopold, 1918, from “The Popular Wilderness Fallacy"