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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6:00 pm

Halloween Enchanted Forest

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Highlands Nature Center

Celebrate Halloween the natural way! Free, guided tours of the botanical gardens will lead you trick-or-treating around the trail to meet some native animal characters. This event is weather dependent. For more information, call (828) 526-2623. Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University

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