We are delighted to announce two new and significant additions to the HCCA website: Masters Park Wildflowers and Masters Park Trees. Over 200 different wildflowers and over 40 tree leaves have been photographed and identified by long-time Haw Creek resident and Blue Ridge Naturalist Bernard Arghiere.
For more than two decades, Bernie has been hiking the trail in Masters Park, and the connecting section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that leads to the Haw Creek overlook rock. Using his iPhone camera, he captured the wildflower and tree leaf images at their seasonal peak. This archive of botanical images is an outstanding collection of Haw Creek-area flowers and trees from the early 21st century.
We encourage you to explore these two new sections devoted to the wildflowers and trees found in our Haw Creek neighborhood, and then try to find your favorite flower or tree growing in the park.