The Raleigh Naturalist

December 28, 2007

Edna Metz Park

 Edna Metz is a wonderful urban amenity tucked into Cameron park just below Cameron Village shopping center.  It boasts unusual and large short-leaf pines, my record tulip tree inside the beltline, and a mountain-like atmosphere right after a rain, as the two small creeks climb down rocks before joining and starting down Johnson Street toward Pigeon House Creek downtown.  Tiny but complex, its steep hillside is dotted with escaped daffodils in the spring, and the dense tree cover and intertwining creeks make each area seem separate and private.

A mourning dove enjoying the smaller creek

photo tour of Edna Metz Park


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