In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to Covid-19, Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public with the exception of the Botanical Garden trails, but does remain open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis; please contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on reservations, rates, and Covid-19 policies.  We currently plan to offer our field courses, workshops, Grant-in-Aid program, and HBS Nature Center programs in summer 2021, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place (TBA).​ Please bear in mind, however, that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this winter and spring, and those interested in attending HBS courses or programs or utilizing HBS facilities in spring or summer 2021 should check the HBS website regularly for updates.

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CANCELED: Salamander Meander (Members only)

May 29, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


May 29th 9 pm-10 pm
Nature Center Nights: Salamander Meander [MEMBERS ONLY]

Kick off Highlands Nature Center’s summer season searching for salamanders in the Botanical Garden! Discover strange and fascinating facts about our slimy
amphibian friends, then join naturalists on a walk through the gardens to find
local species. Please bring a flashlight for this adventure! This program is


May 29, 2020
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Highlands Nature Center