Cullowhee Conference Returns

Cullowhee Conference Returns

Photo: Cowee Mound captured by Kody Stanley during a conference field trip. Cowee was an important center of 18th-century Cherokee life and the site of many brutal attacks by British and American forces during the American Revolution.   Day to day, hour to hour,...
SHR Leads Red Spruce Restoration

SHR Leads Red Spruce Restoration

Big plans are sprouting at Southern Highlands Reserve. We are proud to announce that SHR has been tapped by the federal government to take the lead in red spruce restoration for the Southern Appalachian Mountain region. In order to reach goals set with partners...
Summer Gardener’s Corner

Summer Gardener’s Corner

With Director of Horticulture Eric Kimbrel At the transition to warm summer, we begin looking for fruit and seed production on plants so that we can be ready to collect them if needed for propagation. I was walking by some bear corn, also known as cancer-root and...
2022 Native Plant Sale

2022 Native Plant Sale

It’s time again for our annual Native Plant Sale!   Please join us on August 26th, and bring home some of the native plants featured in the garden of Southern Highlands Reserve. Native trees, shrubs and grasses will be available for sale in either 1-gallon...
New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

Though butterflies would win the beauty pageants and bees would dominate prizes for work ethic, all manner of insects are important — and all depend on flowering plants — to ensure the circle of life remains unbroken. An easy way to promote the resiliency of our local...
Phenology Phases in Full Force

Phenology Phases in Full Force

Spring in the garden means a bustle of emergence and departure, a flurry of wardrobe changes, peeking and peaking, buzzing and alighting, bursting and retreating. Here at Southern Highlands Reserve, we’ve been recording the timing of these occurrences since 2008....
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