Take a virtual tour of the Earth Sanctuary Retreat House with Celia Sullivan, Earth Sanctuary Caretaker. Come and visit the Earth Sanctuary Retreat House!Celia Sullivan, Earth Sanctuary Caretaker, leads you on a tour of the Earth Sanctuary Retreat House!
The Dolmen at Earth Sanctuary is the first dolmen to be built in the United States during modern times. Earth Sanctuary’s dolmen is intended to serve as a meditation room, within which, surrounded by the strong vibrations of the lichen-covered Montana sandstone, you can center yourself and discover an intense, unmistakable connection with the earth.
Near the center of the Earth Sanctuary property is a tall conifer with a six-foot wide Osprey nest on top. The Ospreys migrate every year, arriving in April and leaving in October. From April to July, we close off the Wetland Trail under the Osprey nest until the fledglings can fly and leave the nest.
The Cottonwood Stone Circle is located in the center of the Earth Sanctuary property. Built in the Fall of 2002, the Cottonwood Stone Circle consists of 12 flame-finished cut columns of Columbia River basalt, up to 11 feet in height, set in a Type B flattened stone circle geometry (ref: A. Thom) with a circumference of 120 feet. Two outlier stones delineate North-South. The Cottonwood Stone Circle is surrounded by a ring of Black Cottonwood trees that it is hoped will attract a Great Blue Heron rookery in 20 years.
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