Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary, NC
Hemlocks are currently being threatened by the woolly adelgid, a sap-sucking bug accidentally introduced from East Asia to the United States in 1924
another species of heartleaf
bleeding heart - not yet in bloom
some things they do in the children's garden
stay on the path!
projects for children
The hemlock is a coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is the state tree of Pennsylvania.
Hemlocks along the bluffs are rare in this area and otherwise only found in western NC
a species of heartleaf
spring beauty (too early for bloom)
sign in the recycled garden - Ed has made some of the lightbulb vases for Catherine
the oldest recorded specimen is at least 554 years old.
craneflly orchid (before bloom)
children's work - leaf imprints
portion of children's garden (that's a toad house with the spots)
some of the Eastern Hemlocks are hundreds of years old
part of the children's garden