Boy Scout Builds a Butterfly Garden

Ben Wilder works on his butterfly garden at Cedar Canyon Elementary School as part of his Eagle Scout Project and the William T. Hornaday Award.

You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Baby orangutan born at zoo
    A baby orangutan was born Saturday at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, the only one born in a U.S. zoo during 2014, the zoo has announced.
  • Indoor playground opens in McMillen Park
    The largest indoor playground in the region opened today at the former McMillen Park ice rink, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation said today.
  • Lining up for a turkey
    Several hundred people braved the cold Tuesday morning for the annual turkey give away at the Franciscan Center.

Tending his garden the Eagle Scout way

Ben Mikesell | The Journal Gazette
Ben Wilder, 13, works on his butterfly garden Wednesday at Cedar Canyon Elementary School. Wilder has been working on his garden with a group of volunteers for his Eagle Scout project and to earn the William T. Hornaday Award for wildlife management through the Boy Scouts of America.