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  • Awards — New England Wild Flower Society
    Speaker s Bureau Contact Us Document Actions Awards Description Guidelines and Winners of Society Awards The Society proudly bestows three awards for outstanding achievement Founders Medal For exceptional leadership and achievement in the conservation and promotion of healthy biologically diverse landscapes The Founders Medal honors achievement in conservation horticulture or education whose impact rises to national or international importance The recipient may be based anywhere in the world Regional Impact Award For exceptional leadership and achievement in native plant conservation horticulture or education in New England The Regional Impact Award recognizes one or more individuals or organizations for exceptional leadership and achievement in native plant conservation horticulture or education with regional significance Although the individual or organization could be based elsewhere the work must be executed in New England or have its primary focus on the native plants of New England Service to the Society Award This award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the Society The Service to the Society Award recognizes leadership consistent dedication and effectiveness in furthering the mission and activities of the Society The ideal candidate will have brought tangible value to the Society over many years and served as a model and inspiration for

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/about/awards/award-program.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Arbutus Sanctuary, Winchendon, MA — New England Wild Flower Society
    site dry sour uplands where most of the trailing arbutus stands are located bog and moist open woods The sanctuary is especially lovely from late April through early May when the arbutus Epigaea repens is in bloom Other plants include hemlocks cinnamon ferns various viburnums fringed polygala painted trillium and pink lady s slipper Steward Amanda Weise New England Wild Flower Society 180 Hemenway Rd Framingham MA 01701 Telephone 508 877 7630 ext 3203 Directions Take Route 2 west to Route 140 just beyond Fitchburg then take Route 140 north to its terminus at Route 12 Turn left on Route 12 in the direction of Winchendon proceeding through town and up the hill leaving the VFW lodge on your left Bear left at the town memorial park with commemorative statue on West Street Proceed on West Street for about 2 5 miles to the Sanctuary entrance on the left marked by a large sign There is a mailbox with number 405 on the right shortly before the entrance Park on the shoulder of the road On the return trip watch for the sign to Route 140 Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/sanctuaries/arbutus-sanctuary-winchendon-ma.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary, Springvale, ME — New England Wild Flower Society
    gently undulating 30 acre tract has at least 39 species of wildflowers and a 5 3 acre stand of Great Laurel Rhododendron maximum a very rare species in Maine The site borders a red maple swamp and wet meadow and is listed on the Maine State Register as a Critical Area To view the Great Laurel in bloom plan to visit around the middle of July Other plant species at the sanctuary include spicebush clintonia and painted trillium Steward Shawn Jalbert 317 Mountain Road Alfred ME 04002 207 490 0849 Directions I 95 north to exit 19 take 109 north towards Sanford proceed through the town of Sanford to the village of Springvale turn west left onto route 11A from this point the sanctuary entrance is about 2 5 miles on the left hand side of the road Note There is no sign on the roadside and since the entrance may not be obvious proceed slowly after passing the 2 25 mile mark The entrance is 0 1 miles from a sign for Privet Drive which is on the right Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries Camping Fires or Smoking Trail

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  • Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Hartland, VT — New England Wild Flower Society
    s slippers Cypripedium regi nae and other wild orchids A boardwalk allows easy viewing of the wetland plants while protecting their delicate habitat To see the showy lady s slippers in bloom plan to visit mid to late June Stewards Roni Skerker vskerker comcast net Irma Graf EndATend aol com Directions Eshqua Bog is located on Garvin Hill Rd in Hartland near the Woodstock town line From I 89 in Vermont take Exit 1 Route 4 west toward Woodstock and Rutland Just before Route 4 enters Woodstock Village after the Cumberland Farms store and another convenience store with a Mobil gas sign Route 4 makes a 90 degree turn to the right but do not go right Instead turn left up Hartland Hill Rd town Highway 73 and follow almost 1 2 miles Shortly after passing log house on right bear right onto a dirt road Garvin Hill Rd Follow this road another 1 2 miles The bog is on the right and is marked by a sign Park in the turn off area just before the bog entrance Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries Camping Fires or Smoking Trail

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/sanctuaries/eshqua-bog-natural-area-hartland-vt.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Hobbs Fern Sanctuary, Lyman, NH — New England Wild Flower Society
    Sanctuary Lyman NH Highlights Perhaps the most unique natural area owned by New England Wild Flower Society this 240 acre property hosts over forty varieties of ferns including several rare species and unusual wood fern hybrids An enriched slope and ledge area host an abundance of maiden hair fern bulblet fern silvery glade fern as well as hepatica bloodroot and spring beauty Other features include woodfern swamp with multiple species of Pyrola and showy lady slipper and acres of boreal spruce fir forest dotted with beaver ponds and unique wetlands Steward Amanda Weise New England Wild flower Society 180 Hemenway Rd Framingham MA 01701 Telephone 508 877 7630 ext 3203 Directions From Route 302 in New Hampshire travel to the junction of route 302 and route 117 north of Lisbon NH Just north of this intersection turn to the west on Lyman Road The sanctuary is five miles up Lyman Road from its intersection with route 302 The sanctuary entrance is to the rear of a small house on the right hand side of the road directly across from Hubbardton Road The house is white with green trim There is a screened in porch on the front of the house on the porch is a sign that says Sunnybank Park in the driveway of this house The trails begin to the left of the open garage Lyman Road is a very twisty and windy road with many forks stay on the main road for 5 miles If you pass the Lyman Town Hall on the left or the Grange Hall on the right you have gone one house too far Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries Camping Fires or Smoking Trail bikes and ATVs Dogs Horseback riding Removal of plant material

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/sanctuaries/hobbs-fern-sanctuary-lyman-nh.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Plainfield Sanctuary, Plainfield, NH — New England Wild Flower Society
    graces the steep banks of a wooded roadside in this 86 acre sanctuary Please stay on the road at all times Climbing on the steep bank will disturb this sensitive habitat and the intriguing plants which grow here All plants including lime loving species woodland wildflowers and riverbank flora can be seen from the road Woodland wildflowers including various hepaticas bloodroot wild columbine fringed polygala and rock saxifrage bloom between late April and early June The state of New Hampshire s Critical Areas Program has designated the site as a unique area and the Sanctuaries of NH describes it as suited for ecological research Steward Ms Judy Ptak 727 Route 12A Plainfield NH 03781 phone 603 675 5860 Directions Take I 93 north almost to Concord NH and then proceed northwesterly on I 89 Take take exit 20 off I 89 turn left at the end of the ramp on to Route 12A and head south for 3 5 miles Bear right on River Road and go 4 1 miles to the Sanctuary parking area a pull off on the right hand side of the road Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/sanctuaries/plainfield-sanctuary-plainfield-nh.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Annie Sturgis Sanctuary, Vassalboro, ME — New England Wild Flower Society
    Vassalboro ME Highlights This 40 acre tract along the Kennebec River is notable for its large stand of Wild Ginger Asarum canadense which is extremely rare in Maine and for a variety of other lime loving plants Woodland wildflowers include bloodroot trout lily and purple trillium Stewards Gail A Brum PO Box 812 Lincoln NH 03252 0812 and Lynn Marie Kikutis 479 Mast Road Goffstown NH 03045 207 623 9340 Directions I 95 north to exit 44 north on I 295 back to I 95 north on I 95 to exit 113 Rte 3 Augusta Belfast Go east on Rt 3 for 1 7 miles At the intersection of 201 102 turn left heading north on rt 201 Travel for approximately 4 1 miles and turn left onto Cushnoc Road The sanctuary is 1 5 miles down Cushnoc Road on the left The Sanctuary entrance sign is on the west side of the road Parking is on shoulder of road Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries Camping Fires or Smoking Trail bikes trikes and ATV s Dogs Horseback riding Removal of plant material Picnicking PLEASE TAKE NOTICE New England Wild

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  • Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wild Flower Reservation, Woolwich, ME — New England Wild Flower Society
    256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up this 177 acre sanctuary which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay More than 100 wildflower species including pink lady s slipper yellow violet and white baneberry grow on the site which is located along a migratory flyway for water fowl Other features of interest include a lovely cobbled cove hemlock stands and a swamp Steward Kermit Smyth 23 Juniper Road Brunswick ME 04011 phone 207 725 8420 Directions North on Maine Turnpike to exit 44 then proceed northeasterly to I 95 Continue on I 95 to exit 28 the Route 1 turn off for Brunswick and Bath Continue on Route 1 through Bath and 0 4 miles after crossing the Kennebec River at Bath turn left north on Maine Route 127 for 2 2 miles Bear left on Maine Route 128 and proceed 4 5 miles There is a small parking area on your left immediately north of a blue sign for Chops Crossing with a path leading to the right coming in just behind the entrance sign Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries Camping Fires or Smoking Trail bikes trikes and

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