Stevens Nature Center At Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

2616 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518

Phone: 919-387-5980

A visit to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is sure to captivate and delight. Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or simply seeking solitude, Hemlock Bluffs offers a variety of outdoor opportunities.

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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a unique community of Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species, access to approximately 3 miles of mulched nature trails, scenic overlooks, excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities and areas for quiet nature reflection.

The Stevens Nature Center provides interactive, educational nature exhibits and historical exhibits from the Piedmont of North Carolina. The nature center also provides nature interpretation and environmental education programs for all ages throughout the year.

Be Aware Not Scared

CopperheadCopperhead snake activity heats up as the warmer weather approaches this summer. Neighborhoods, greenways, parks, ball field and playground edges, and suburbia, in general, are prime places for copperhead encounters throughout the summer and the fall. Wear shoes when walking outside around your house after dark and use a flashlight. Bites aren’t typically fatal, but they sure hurt! Remember, when you encounter a copperhead, don’t aggravate it; just move around it. Never attempt to pick it up. You can’t get bitten if you don’t get close. If you are bitten, seek medical attention immediately. For more information about snakes and other local wildlife, check out our programs and activities for all ages! Image by Bill Stice.

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