Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

upland fall landscape

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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graphicCurrent Issue of The Fringed Gentian™
Summer 2022

All back issues - Newsletter archive.


Autumn 2022 issue in October.

Autumn Flowers

White Turtlehead

Photo sampler from the Garden of wildflowers blooming in September and early October.

Photo page.

A tale from the Garden

American Lotus

Eloise Butler explains how American Lotus got into the Garden pool, into Birch Pond, and a other places.


Twigs and Branches


Twigs and Branches latest email -
- New invasive cattail
- Eloise Butler's finale
- Two fall Goldenrods
- New Friends Board.

Garden Plant of the Week

mystery plant

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

Can you identify this late summer/fall flowering plant?


Asters and Goldenrods of the Garden

New England Aster

Photo page
asters and goldenrods of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
with links to plant fact sheets.


Other links

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