Buttons in the Butterfly Garden

Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush) can be seen in the Butterfly Garden with distinctive pin cushion shaped flowers. This shrub has shiny green leaves and reaches a height of 6 to 12 feet. Look for native butterflies drinking the nectar of this wonderful plant.


Spring Prairie Burn

The Arboretum staff and volunteers burn the prairie once a year to preserve and sustain the prairie ecosystem. The spring burn helps to remove old prairie growth, helps control invasive plant species and woody plant growth, provides nutrients to the soil and promotes the growth of native prairie plants.