The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
P. O. Box 3793
Minneapolis MN 55403
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.
The Friends funding for 2013 Garden Projects
The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden approved two new projects for 2013 and the continuation of one project from 2012.
1. NEW: The planting of herbaceous woodland plants, at the front entrance to the Garden in order to continue to increase the amount of native flora in this prominent area of the Garden. Cost - $1,652. 646 plants planted - 19 species. Species details below.
2. NEW: A survey of the Wildflower Garden throughout the 2013 season to sample bees in the Garden and collect data on identifications and activity in order to provide a baseline for future monitoring and for environmental education programs. This will be done by a certified entomologist. Cost - $3,750. Data analysis was done in the winter 2013/14. DETAILS HERE
3. CONTINUING: The Cary George Wetland Project. This major wetland project of creating a boardwalk to replace old deteriorating bridges has involved a wetland survey, design considerations, and the need to move some rare plants. Design work was in process with the thought that construction may begin in 2014. Estimated cost - $100,000 -$150,000. The Friends and the MPRB are jointly funding this project. MPRB is providing $43,000 via a gift received for the Garden and the The Friends must fund the remainder. Our initial contribution in Oct. 2013 was $25,000.
Link on plant name is to plant information sheet