In Memory of Pauline Oxnard


Tom Oxnard writes:

Pauline was a native of Portishead England and came to America in the early 1970s. She and I were married in 1979 and moved to a house on Powell Road in Allendale. She was an ardent gardener and naturalist and became very fond of frequent trips to the Celery Farm. Eventually she met Stiles and Sis and the four of us became fast friends. Over time, she helped Stiles on various projects at the CF. Unfortunately she got sick with leukemia in 1993 and died in November 1995. Before she died she passed on her love Of nature and the outdoors to her son, Tom Jr. He and I are very proud of the fact that the butterfly garden is named for her.

Here are some photos from the Butterfly Garden's beginnings.