The April 2015
The mission of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is to provide opportunities to enjoy and learn about birds and other wildlife and to promote conservation and restoration of the habitats that support them.
Audubon North Carolina
Chapter Officers and Contacts
Join Highlands Audubon Society
Franklin Bird Club Events
Articles of Interest
Field Trips and Programs
Many Thanks to our Sponsor:
The Mountain Garden Club
Audubon North Carolina Blog
Franklin Bird Club Blog
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Wild Flower Walks!
See the climate forecast map
Saving North Carolina's Climate Threatened Birds
Big Bird Box Real Estate Boom!!
For the article concerning the bird boxes
and how you might be able to help,
Results of The Christmas Bird Count 2015
List of birds
Highlands Falls partners with HPAS.
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Jackson County Parks and Recreation sponsor Wildflower walks on
Fridays March 20 - May 15
(no walk on April 3).
This is a wonderful opportunity to put a name to all of the beautiful wild flowers we are blessed with in the mountains.
The phone number to call and register for a walk is: 828-631-2020. Please register for each walk. The cost is $5 per walk.
314 Species on the Brink
More information and a map
Full schedule of walks. Printable pdf.
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Oconee Bells, subject of the first walk
on March 20th.
The Mystery of Beautiful Males Explained
Our Recent Trip to Dauphin Island
Photos and Bird List
Photos by Ed Boos
Serving Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin
and Scaly Mountain
in Western North Carolina
One of the Southeast’s premier raptor presentations, Wings to
Soar, will bring birds of prey to the old gym of the Highlands
School, located at 545 Pierson Drive, off of South Fifth Street,
in an entertaining and informative program for people of all
ages. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, and is
free and open to the public. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, a
dynamic twosome who are professional presenters at Rock City,
will provide a fun-filled evening designed to educate those
attending about nature and birds of prey including eagles,
hawks, owls and falcons.The presentations combines music,
videos and live birds of prey flying over the audience and
giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “fly by.”The mission
of Wings to Soar is to create awareness about the vital role birds
of prey play in the natural world. Through their exiting outreach
programs, they strive to take environmental education to heights
and give audiences a unique opportunity to view and interact
with a variety of birds of prey, up close.
This event is free and is provided for all adults and children in
Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Toxaway and surrounding areas.
It is a part of Mountain Wildlife Days Outreach and is being
co-sponsored by the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society.
For additional information, contact John Edwards, director
of Mountain Wildlife Days, at 828-743-9648.
Wings to Soar Flying Exhibition
coming to Highlands