Eloise Payne Luquer Medal

Fenlon BooksFor special achievement in the field of botany, including research, the fine arts and education

1969 Winner:  Ellen Fenlon Tobin

This Akron Garden Club member was author of a 1962 Woodland Series of children’s books, The Fairy Church in the Woods, Little Birds in a Nest, Signs of the Fairies and A Woodland Circus.  Writing the stories and taking the photographs, her purpose was “… helping to save the woods from being cut down so that all the little animals and plants won’t be chased out of their homes.  That way your children and grandchildren will have a place where they can go visit them.”  Ms. Tobin received the Luquer Medal for her accomplishments as educator, author and photographer in the field of botany.

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