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90 seconds of beauty: Take a moment to appreciate Cary's Hemlock Bluffs

Posted October 30, 2017 1:18 p.m. EDT

Need a respite from the ramp up to Halloween and the holidays, the news out of Washington and the general craziness of life these days?

Take 90 seconds out of your day to take in the fall beauty of Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary as shot by Peyote Perryman and Brantley Sawyer of Digital P Media.

The Cary video production service firm is in the process of creating a new video featuring the preserve that will be featured at its nature center. They shared a quick cut of the images they shot last week.

"The idea is capture the park throughout the year," Perryman tells me. "I will hopefully get out there when there is snow on the ground!"

The firm is doing the work at a discount to help support the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs. The nonprofit group won a grant earlier this year to make upgrades to the nature center.

The group received a two-year, $40,000 grant from the N.C. Science Museums Grant Program. The money will be used to integrate science and technology into the preserve's Stevens Nature Center exhibit hall. It also has received another grant from Cary and private donations to help pay for upgrades to the exhibits, which are estimated to cost about $50,000.

The nature center explores the history of Hemlock Bluffs and its unique environmental features, including a community of Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species. The preserve includes three miles of mulched nature trails, scenic overlooks and the nature center, along with a children's nature trail for young kids.

It's a fantastic place for families to enjoy quick, easy hikes and lots of beauty. The preserve and nature center are at 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary.