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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July 4th Scavenger Hunt

July 2 - July 5

Celebrate the coming holiday with an Independence Day themed nature scavenger hunt at the Highlands Botanical Garden!  Beginning Thursday, July 2nd you and your family will be able to use our self-guided scavenger hunt guides to find plant species that resemble various colors and shapes that are associated with the 4th of July such as […]

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12:00 pm

CANCELED: Nature Center open for July 4th Weekend

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Highlands Nature Center

The Highlands Nature Center will be open Sunday, July 5, 12 pm - 4 pm for July 4th Weekend.  

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