Walk to highlight Highlands fertile birding ground

A “Treasure Highlands” Bird Hike will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on August 18 by the Highlands Biological Foundation.

Members of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society to some of the best birding spots around the Highlands Nature Center. This Highlands Plateau is one of five Important Bird Areas in the state. The town of Highlands has 400 documented species making it one of the most diverse areas for birds on the eastern seaboard.


The Naturalist's Corner

Back Then with George Ellison

  • One of the Smokies’ finest poets
    One of the Smokies’ finest poets Editor’s note: This Back Then column by George Ellison first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012, edition of The Smoky Mountain News. Olive Tilford Dargan is fairly well known in literary circles as the author of From My Highest Hill (1941), a delightful collection of autobiographical…
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