Outdoor Discovery

The Heritage Area is home to dozens of rare plant species, especially on the granite outcrops. Adapting over time to the seeming harsh, rocky conditions these plants are colorful and very fragile. Watch where you step on the outcrops to avoid damage.  The brilliant red diamorpha, seen up close at the left, is among the most striking. Other highlights include Sunnybells, Sparkleberry and the Yellow Daisy.  Spiderwort and pokeweed are found in the forests while daylillies, goldenrod and Queen Anne’s lace cover fields and trail edges. Scroll through the slideshow to see some of the beautiful plant life in the Heritage Area.