In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to COVID-19, the Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public, but is open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis. Researchers and faculty interested in reserving research and residential space should contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on availability, rates, and reservations. Field courses, workshops, and HBS Nature Center programming are cancelled for the 2020 season. The HBS Botanical Gardens remain open, except for trails that are closed due to construction.

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LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

VIRTUAL Yoga in the Garden

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CANCELED: Nature Center opens (spring hours)

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LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

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CANCELED: Lichens Workshop

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LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

CANCELED: Bryophytes ID Course Begins (18th-22nd)

CANCELED: Grasses Course Begins (18th-22nd)

CANCELED: Nature 101: Wonderful Wildflowers

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CANCELED: Bryophytes ID Course Ends (18th-22nd)

CANCELED: Grasses Course Ends (18th-22nd)

CANCELED: Nature Center opens (summer hours)

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CANCELED: Nature Center open for Memorial Day Weekend

LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

CANCELED: Sedges Course Begins (25th-29th)

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CANCELED: Sedges Course Ends (25th-29th)

CANCELED: Salamander Meander (Members only)

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