The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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Symposium at the Highlands Biological StationFounded in 1927, the Highlands Biological Station acquired its first laboratory for scientific research in 1931. Since that time, scientists based at the Station have madeEndangered Swamp Pinks significant contributions in a number of fields, particularly in the study of salamander biology, plant ecology, mycology, and aquatic ecology. The mission of the Station is to foster education and research focused on the rich natural heritage of the Highlands Plateau, while preserving and celebrating the integrity of the "biological crown of the southern Appalachian Mountains".
     The Highlands Biological Station offers courses, tours and also has an onsite botanical garden open to the public.

Website: Highlands Biological Station
Highlands NC
Distance: 1 hours from Asheville
Address: 265 North Sixth Street, Highlands, NC 28741
Telephone: 828-526-2602
Fees: None
Hours: Botanical Gardens are open year-round, sunrise to sunset.
Allow: 1-2 hours
Nearby: Highlands Nature Center,
Highlands Museum & Historical Village, Pisgah National Forest, The Bascom, Waterfalls in Western North Carolina
Directions: From Asheville, take NC 280 West to Brevard (280 begins as Airport Rd., accessible from US 25 or I-26). NC 280 joins NC 64 just before reaching Brevard. Follow 64 West to Highlands. In Highlands, turn left at the first light onto Main Street. Proceed to left onto Sixth Street and make a right turn into the Station driveway.

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