Highlands Biological Station buildings remain closed to visitors with the exception of limited visitor hours for the Nature Center.  HBS Botanical Garden trails remain open, and in accordance with University policy masks and physical distancing are required on the HBS campus.  Highlands Biological Station currently plans to offer academic and public programming in summer 2021, observing University mandated Covid-19 safety protocols.  For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.  Please see the HBS website for full summer 2021 Covid-19 safety policies and procedures, and bear in mind that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this spring. 

Wildflower Wander

Thursday, May 9 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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Join the Highlands Biological Foundation on an outing to see some of Highlands’ most beautiful wildflowers! Sonya Carpenter and Canty Worley will lead a private tour of Pond Hollow Garden, a Buck Creek retreat owned by Greg and Amanda Gregory. The walking tour will combine native woodland and meadow species with a cultivated garden. Spring ephemerals will be in full bloom with possible viewings ranging from lady slippers, trillium, and showy orchids. Lunch will have a lovely view of the pond and garden.  Birding opportunities are available so bring your binoculars if interested.

The trip will meet at 9:30 AM at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park to carpool to Pond Hollow Garden. Please bring water and rain gear.

Lunch will be provided (buffet with vegetarian options available).

Registration is required.  $30 members, $35 non-members