Now in our 70th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*
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Autumn issue in November
A tale from the Garden
Teachers raid Big Island to get Squirrel Corn. Article.
Our native deciduous conifer - Garden history and what climate change has in store.
Read Article Here.
Garden Plant of the Week
Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Can you identify this late summer/autumn flowering native plant?
LEARN ABOUT IT ON THIS PAGE
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
The Gentians of the Garden
A description and background of the plants, both contemporary and historical.
A LITTLE road not made of man,
Enabled of the eye,
Accessible to thill of bee,
Or cart of butterfly.
If town it have, beyond itself,
’T is that I cannot say;
I only sigh,—no vehicle
Bears me along that way.
A Little Road by
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
“The great wilds of our country, once held to be boundless and inexhaustible, are being rapidly invaded and overrun in every directions, and everything destructible in them is being destroyed. How far destruction may go it is not easy to guess. Every landscape low and high, seems doomed to be trampled and harried. Even the sky is not safe from scathe - blurred and blackened whole summers together with the smoke of fires that devour our woods."
John Muir, 1918, from Shasta Rambles.
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