|What:||Birding, Hiking and Garden Tours at Eloise Butler Garden|
|When:||Saturday, April 3|
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
|Where:||Eloise Butler Garden|
1 Theodore Wirth Parkway
The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary unlocks its gates and officially opens for its 103rd season on Thursday, April 1, just in time for the arrival of the first wildflowers of the season. Visitors are invited to take a walk through the wetland to see the pussy willow in bloom and the very unusual skunk cabbage. They can look along the sides of the woodland trails for early bloomers like the snow trillium and relax on a bench to listen for the first of the spring migratory songbirds heading for their summer nesting grounds up north.
The annual open house will be held Saturday, April 3, from noon-4 p.m. Visitors can talk with staff about the season ahead, browse informational displays, indulge in the warmth of a fire and enjoy a nourishing treat in the Martha Crone Visitors’ Shelter. Garden tours are at 1 and 3 p.m.; pre-registration is suggested.