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.

Highlands on the Half-Shell – Sold out!

Sunday, October 6

4:00pm ’til dark

Gumbo, Jambalaya, & Oysters, in the Meadow, Cajun Casual Attire

$100 members, $125 non-members

Call office at 828-526-2221 for wait list.

To benefit the Highlands Biological Foundation

Join us for a Cajun celebration on Sunday, October 6 , for “Highlands on the Half-Shell” to support the Highlands Biological Foundation, hosted by local residents.  Feast on steamed oysters, gumbo, and jambalaya under a canopy of flame-colored leaves. The Highlands Biological Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing critical support for the Biological Station and it’s three facets:  the Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Biological Laboratory since the Station’s founding in 1927.

Hosted By:

Lynda Anderson & Ken Conover
Kim & Bill Coward
Mary Todd & Jimmy Davis
Kim & Rich Daugherty
Julia & Bill Grumbles
Diane & Michael Levine
Elizabeth & David Martin
Nancy & Lyle Nichols
Frances & Obie Oakley
Karen Patterson
Miriam & Vernon Skiles
Martha & Hal Stibbs
Marcia & Jack Stibbs
Jennie Stowers
Jonnie & Jimmy Swann
Kathy & Bestor Ward
Sarah Morgan & Walter Wingfield