Village Nature Series

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green sponsor a series of lectures each summer. Visitors and residents learn about wildlife in the area and various features of their natural habitats. Previous subjects include raptors, black bears, and reptiles. The Village Nature Series will begin at 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

2022 Schedule 

Date Presentation Speaker
May 31st Mountain Wildlife Emily Taylor, Education Outreach Coordinator, Balsam Mountain Trust
June 28th Cherokee History and Nikwasi Mound Elaine Eisenbraun, Executive Director,  Nikwasi Initiative
July 26th Living with Bears Cynthia Strain/Gail Kinstler, BearWise
August 30th Healthy Headwater Streams Patrick Weaver, Education Coordinator, Headwaters Outfitters
September 27th Animals We Love To Hate Carlton Burke, Carolina Mountain Naturalists
October 25th The Secret Life of Bats Dr. Rada Petric, Director of the UNC Institute for the Environment at Highlands Field Site