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Wild Seed Project: Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary

  • Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary Alfred, Maine (map)

 Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary, Alfred, Maine

9:30 am-12:00 pm, $23 (NWFS member) / $28 (non-member)
Details and Registration: New England Wild Flower Society

Come see this beautiful 30-acre Society sanctuary, which is home to at least 39 species of wildflowers, including spicebush, clintonia, and painted trillium, as well as a 5.3-acre stand of great rosebay (Rhododendron maximum), a very rare species in Maine. The site, which borders a red maple swamp and wet meadow, is listed on the Maine State Register as a Critical Area. We should see the great rosebay in bloom! This is a New England Wild Flower Society field trip lead by Heather McCargo.