Calendar

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Monarda didyma IN BLOOM
Monarda didyma IN BLOOM
Jul 1 all-day
Beebalm (Monarda didyma) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant in the Azalea Garden and elsewhere.
Rhododendron maximum IN BLOOM
Rhododendron maximum IN BLOOM
Jul 1 all-day
Rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant throughout the Garden.
Zahner Conservation Lecture 6:30 pm
Zahner Conservation Lecture
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every summer the Highlands Nature Center hosts free evening lectures on Thursdays focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began [...]
Lilium superbum BEGINNING
Lilium superbum BEGINNING
Jul 7 all-day
Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum) beginning to flower at HBG. Look for this plant near the amphitheater and along the Woodland Loop Trail
Silene virginica IN BLOOM
Silene virginica IN BLOOM
Jul 7 all-day
Fire pink (Silene virginica) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant in the Azalea Garden.
Spigelia marilandica IN BLOOM
Spigelia marilandica IN BLOOM
Jul 7 all-day
Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant in the Azalea Garden and Mary’s Garden.
Wow! a world of wonder 10:00 am
Wow! a world of wonder
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 4-6  |  10:00am-12 noon daily The natural world is an amazing place!  Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the [...]
Wow! a world of wonder 10:00 am
Wow! a world of wonder
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 4-6  |  10:00am-12 noon daily The natural world is an amazing place!  Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the [...]
Wow! a world of wonder 10:00 am
Wow! a world of wonder
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 4-6  |  10:00am-12 noon daily The natural world is an amazing place!  Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the [...]
Zahner Conservation Lecture 6:30 pm
Zahner Conservation Lecture
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every summer the Highlands Nature Center hosts free evening lectures on Thursdays focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began [...]
Wow! a world of wonder 10:00 am
Wow! a world of wonder
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 4-6  |  10:00am-12 noon daily The natural world is an amazing place!  Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the [...]
11th annual salamander meander 9:00 pm
11th annual salamander meander
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9th annual!  Join herpetologists on a night search to observe some of the area’s magnificent salamanders in the wild.  Bring a flashlight!  $5 per person.  Advanced registration [...]
Zahner Conservation Lecture 6:30 pm
Zahner Conservation Lecture
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every summer the Highlands Nature Center hosts free evening lectures on Thursdays focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began [...]
Butterflies & Moths of the Southern Appalachians
Butterflies & Moths of the South…
Jul 21 – Jul 25 all-day
The Station offers several courses each summer at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­special biological features of the southern Appalachians and with areas [...]
Echinacea purpurea IN BLOOM
Echinacea purpurea IN BLOOM
Jul 21 all-day
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant in sunny places throughout the Garden.
Shrubs of the Southern Appalachians
Shrubs of the Southern Appalachians
Jul 21 – Jul 25 all-day
The Station offers several courses each summer at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­special biological features of the southern Appalachians and with areas [...]
Stokesia laevis IN BLOOM
Stokesia laevis IN BLOOM
Jul 21 all-day
Stokes aster (Stokesia laevis) in bloom at HBG. Look for this plant in the Azalea Garden.
mountain explorers 10:00 am
mountain explorers
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ages 10-13  |  10:00am-4:00pm daily  Travel “off the beaten path path” as we go hiking to a variety of mountain habitats off-site within the Nantahala [...]
mountain explorers 10:00 am
mountain explorers
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ages 10-13  |  10:00am-4:00pm daily  Travel “off the beaten path path” as we go hiking to a variety of mountain habitats off-site within the Nantahala [...]
Maintaining Your Home Flower Beds – Workshop 2:00 pm
Maintaining Your Home Flower Bed…
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Highlands Botanical Garden has several workshops scheduled throughout the year.  For more information, visit the Garden’s webpage: www.highlandsbiological.org/botanical-garden/.
mountain explorers 10:00 am
mountain explorers
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ages 10-13  |  10:00am-4:00pm daily  Travel “off the beaten path path” as we go hiking to a variety of mountain habitats off-site within the Nantahala [...]
Zahner Conservation Lecture 6:30 pm
Zahner Conservation Lecture
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every summer the Highlands Nature Center hosts free evening lectures on Thursdays focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began [...]
mountain explorers 10:00 am
mountain explorers
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ages 10-13  |  10:00am-4:00pm daily  Travel “off the beaten path path” as we go hiking to a variety of mountain habitats off-site within the Nantahala [...]
Southern Highlands Reserve Foray 10:00 am
Southern Highlands Reserve Foray
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Led by Eric Kimbrell, Lead Horticulturist, Southern Highlands Reserve; and Ezra Gardiner, Horticulturist, Highlands Biological Station Join us for a guided tour of Southern Highlands [...]
snakes of the Highlands region 7:00 pm
snakes of the Highlands region
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come for an educational program featuring live snakes!  Herpetologist and Nature Center Director Patrick Brannon will present a talk on local snake species.  Learn snake [...]
Southern Appalachian Insects
Southern Appalachian Insects
Jul 28 – Aug 1 all-day
The Station offers several courses each summer at the advanced undergraduate/graduate level dealing with the ­special biological features of the southern Appalachians and with areas [...]
Zahner Conservation Lecture 6:30 pm
Zahner Conservation Lecture
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every summer the Highlands Nature Center hosts free evening lectures on Thursdays focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began [...]