Montreat Beautiful Day

Welcome to the Montreat Landcare Committee’s Beautiful Day webpage!

Here you will find information and resources that may be just what you or someone you know could use during these stay-in-place days to brighten a connection with the out-of-doors. The aim of Landcare is to post material online through occasional pages that focus on subjects of interest to the Montreat community. Our hope is that year-round and seasonal residents as well as the many friends of Montreat will find something beautiful, inspiring and useful as they engage with nature, even if remotely, online or perhaps in the yard outside the door.

Whether it’s a video of blossoming, local native flowers, or ideas for creating a wildlife-friendly garden in your yard, or a virtual tour of a park or botanical garden, Landcare is working to select and provide to the community materials you’ll enjoy. You may be seeking publications on selecting plants for the garden, or how to “Firewise” your home, or how to prune a tree while “distanced” in your yard.

The Landcare team is made up of citizens who represent the community. We’re employed and retired, younger and older, and are missing certain access to outdoor spaces. So, while we are practicing “stay-at-home-stay-safe” practices we still want to stay in touch with the natural world. We welcome your ideas on making this happen!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the planet’s Earth Day, we offer our first Montreat Beautiful Day page, on native plants; click here for MONTREAT BEAUTIFUL DAY: PLANTS IN ALL THEIR GLORY!