I was baptized, Hiltrud Maria Masuch, in Domnau, County Bartenstein, East Prussia, Germany. During WW II, my mother, brother and I fled from the Russian invasion. In 1959 I came to the US to increase the knowledge of my business English. Instead I studied entomology and eventually specialized in Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). I kept a large butterfly garden. Hence my interest in flowers. I am married with children.Hiltrud “Sam” Webber
Hiltrud "Sam" Webber passed away unexpectedly in August 2011. This memorial gallery has both photographs she posted plus many others contributed from her extensive library of photographs of the plants, scenes and attractions found throughout Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. She is missed by many but by viewing her collection of photographs, you can appreciate her love of flowers, shrubs, trees, insects,and other attractions found throughout the Parks as seen through her eyes.You can tour the Botanical Center's grounds and many beautiful gardens with a few clicks of your mouse.
Photographs by Hiltrud "Sam" Webber Galleries designed by Barbara Clark Introduction by George Deatz
Editor's Note: Please also visit Sam's YouTube gallery which is a collection of her photos in a slide show format. Also visit Sam's resurrected website: ofbooksandbutterflies.com.
Here are more beautiful insects from Sam.
1-4 Unknown 5-6 White Cabbage 7 Goatweed 8 Phoebis 9 Skipper 10-12 Red-spotted Purple
13-18 Swallowtail 19-20 Variegated Fritillary
Sam must have so enjoyed taking these photos.
1-5 Buckeye 6-7 Monarch 8 Viceroy 9-10 Painted Lady 11 Pearl 12-13 Snout 14 Bee
15 Clearwing Moth 16 Dragonfly 17 Grasshopper
Here are some bird photos from Sam. The last one was taken along the Ozark Greenways trail from Close Park, heading west, near Golden street. Love it.
1.Bird plaque 2.Cardinal female 3.Cardinal male 4.Cardinal and Robin 5.Crow? 6.Goldfinch 7.Duck 8.Mallard 9.Mallard and friends 10.Birds 11-19 Geese 20-23 Herons 24 Heron gray 25.Bird on sign
Friends of the Garden, Inc. PO Box 8566 Springfield, MO 65801 417.891.1515 | EMAIL
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."