Field Trip Offerings All field trips are from 1:00 - 4:00pm 6- Wide Open Spaces for Monarch Butterflies EXCEPT for the Panthertown and with Ina Warren. This workshop features an Southern Highlands Reserve trips, which illustrated talk including information on the life cycle, annual fall migration, and threats to are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Field trips populations of Monarchs. Special focus will meet at the Performing Arts Center and be on the creation of "Monarch Waystations" leave promptly, so plan to arrive early! (butterfly gardens that feature locally native The Highlands species of milkweeds) with free native 1- The Fisher Garden with horticulturist Rob Durrance. View Bob and Cathy Fisher's milkweed seeds to take home. Biological Foundation, Inc. property which includes a formal garden 7- Botanizing on Whiteside with HBS presents: surrounded by native gardens in a variety of Director Emeritus Robert Wyatt. Using habitats, with particular attention to water Bob Zahner's checklist of plants, Dr. Wyatt conservation techniques and rare plants. will focus attention on mosses and ferns and The Tenth Annual Southern Appalachian rock outcrop endemics 2- Native Plant Gardens in Highlands with on this quintessential Highlands hike up Conference on designer Robert Tucker. Visit 3 gardens in Whiteside Mountain. Landscaping Highlands and the Highlands Country Club and view natives designed into the landscape 8- Southern Appalachian Heirloom Vegetable and mixed with other material. History, Seed Saving Techniques and & 3- The Cheoah Hemlock at the Henry Wright Propagation Fundamentals for Home Preserve. Will Blozan, President of the Gardeners. This workshop will introduce Eastern Native Tree Society and Gary Wein, participants to the many heirloom vegetable Gardening Director of the Highlands-Cashiers Land varieties that are still being grown in Southern Trust will take participants on a pilgrimage/ Appalachia. Participants will go home with scramble to see largest AND tallest known traditional Appalachian heirloom seeds to eastern hemlock in the world. The grove of help get started in heirloom gardening. 400+ year old hemlocks is a stunning example of this vanishing ecosystem (please note: hiking will be very strenuous!!!). 9- 9:00-4:00: *ALL DAY* Visit to the Southern Highlands Reserve with Jim and Bethany Plyler. The Reserve, located at the summit with Native 4- Historic and Scenic Satulah Mountain of Toxaway Mountain, contains a 20 acre Plants Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. Hike. A visit to parts of the historic Eskrigge display garden planted with native species property on Satulah in Highlands. This and their cultivars including a Woodland special offering, led by the grandson of the Glade, Azalea Walk, Wildflower Labyrinth, and Highlands, NC 28741 original property owner, Mr. Robert Haynes, Vaseyi Trail and Pond, and Grassy Bald. Native Plant Auction 265 N. Sixth St. will show elements of the original estate and (828) 526-2602 10- 9:00-4:00: *ALL DAY* Panthertown its incredible natural surroundings, including Valley with Wes Burlingame, owner of the southern cliffs of Satulah with spectacular views into Georgia and South Carolina. Laurel Springs Nursery. One of the most beautiful and biologically unique sites in Thursday & Friday 5- Gregory Garden with Paul Sanger, landscape contractor, and Jeff Zahner, the southern Appalachians, the spectacular scenery has earned it the title “the Yosemite September 10-11, 2009 � owner of Chattooga Gardens. Visit of the East” (Please note: hiking will be very this beautiful garden packed with native strenuous!!!). Martin-Lipscomb perennials, a spectacular meadow with Performing Arts Center wildflowers, a moss garden, superb natural water features, and a view of Yellow 607 Chestnut Street Mountain. Highlands, NC Registration Form Since 1999, The Schedule of Events The Highlands Biological Foundation is Highlands Biological Thursday September 10 and our very quality of life. encouraging participation in the Conference (9:00 or 1:00) - 4:00 Field Trips (see schedule on Patrick McMillan is a botanist and host of the award- Foundation has held in conjunction with HBF membership. back for field trip offerings) winning series Expeditions on SC-ETV. He is also the Your active membership with the HBF its annual conference Curator of Clemson University’s Campbell Museum. in order to promote 4:00 - 5:00 Refreshments and short tour of The entitles you to early registration for next 12:00 - 1:00 Conference Luncheon (included) the use of native Highlands Biological Station and Botanical year's Conference. Please complete this Garden (meet at the Nature Center, 930 Horse plants in gardening 1:00 - 2:00 Seeds of Persistence: Southern portion of the flyer, detach, and mail to Cove Rd. just two blocks from the Conference). Appalachian Heirloom Vegetable and Fruit the Highlands Biological Foundation, 265 and landscaping. 6:00 The Southern Appalachians: A Dynamic Cultivars. Southern Appalachia has a higher N. Sixth St., Highlands, NC 28741 with a The objective of the conference is for Landscape. The forested mountains that diversity of heirloom vegetable and fruit cultivars check for $100 (or $135 to also register for participants to incorporate concepts surround us have experienced many changes in than any other region of North America. HBF membership), payable to Highlands of ecology and conservation into their recent centuries. Dr. Elliott will discuss the events This talk will give an overview of southern Biological Foundation. To pay by credit gardening practices. Proceeds from the and processes that have shaped the diversity and Appalachian agricultural biodiversity, featuring card, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs and mail this conference benefit the Botanical Garden assemblages of plant species we see around us. both white Appalachian and Eastern Cherokee registration form to reserve your field trip! Katherine Elliott is a Research Scientist of Forest seed traditions, as well as current conservation at the Highlands Biological Station, strategies to protect this valuable heritage. Name(s): _______________________________ Processes at the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab located in which was established in 1962 by the Otto, NC. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory is a research Jim Veteto is an ethnobotanist and doctoral student in Address: _______________________________ Highlands Biological Foundation as a area of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Anthropology at the University of Georgia. _______________________________________ refuge and collection of demonstration Service and a 'Long Term Ecological Research' site with 2:00 - 2:20 Break - silent auction continues gardens for over 500 species of southern research supported by the National Science Foundation. Phone: _________________________________ 2:20 - 3:00 Water Conservation in the Garden. Appalachian plants. Friday September 11 Balancing economic expansion and its impacts while Email:__________________________________ Thanks to the following nurseries for their preserving the land’s attraction and environmental 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome We will email your registration and field trip donations to the Auction. Please remember them as health is a challenge relevant to everyone. Home confirmation. If you do not have email, we will call you. you continue gardening with native plants! 9:20 - 10:10 The Story of the Highlands and land owners, developers, design professionals Reserve: Six Years of Garden Building. and natural resource managers can improve and WRITE “1” for your 1st CHOICE and Chattooga Gardens (Cashiers, NC) The Southern Highlands Reserve is a private, Crow Dog Nursery (Pickens, GA) sustain environmental quality using techniques “2” for your 2nd CHOICE BELOW: Gates Nursery (Highlands, NC) non-profit native plant garden dedicated to appropriate to mountainous settings, such as rain **HALF DAY FIELD TRIPS MEET 1PM** Goodness Grows, Inc. (Lexington, GA) the celebration of the plants of the southern gardens (bioretention), stormwater wetlands, ___ The Fisher Garden w/ Rob Durrance Jack Johnston, Lakemont, GA Appalachians. John Turner will tell the story of vegetated conveyances, rain pockets, green roofs, Laurel Springs Nursery (Hendersonville, NC) the founding and construction of the Reserve. permeable paving and water harvesting. Not only ___ Native Plant Gardens w/ Robert Tucker Meadowbrook Nursery/WE-DU Natives (Marion, NC) John Turner is the Director of the Southern Highlands do these practices improve water quality, but ___ Cheoah Hemlock at the Wright Preserve Natives Plus/Scott Creek Nursery (Long Creek, SC) Reserve in Lake Toxaway, NC. also reveal natural processes in an aesthetically ___ Historic and Scenic Satulah Hike Natural Landscapes Nursery (West Grove, PA) Niche Gardens (Chapel Hill, NC) 10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break - begin silent auction pleasing way. ___ Gregory Garden Scaly Mtn Nursery & Landscaping (Scaly Mtn, GA) Jon Calabria is a landscape architect housed at the 10:30 - 12:00 Personal Space: The Importance of ___ Monarchs Workshop w/ Ina Warren Snow Creek Landscaping (Cashiers, NC) North Carolina Arboretum. He is also the Upper French Private Property in Conservation. Conservation ___ Whiteside w/ Robert Wyatt Spring Valley Nursery (Franklin, NC) Broad Watershed Training Center Coordinator with the of our natural and cultural heritage begins at NCSU Water Quality Group. ___ Heirloom Vegetables Workshop Thanks to members of the Highlands home, and it is only through the protection of our Biological Foundation, Old Edwards private properties that we can truly secure our 3:00 - 3:20 Closing Remarks **ALL DAY FIELD TRIPS MEET 9AM** quality of life and those elements that make the ___ Southern Highlands Reserve Inn, and various individual donors for Carolinas distinctive. Join Patrick as he takes 3:30 - 6:30WINE RECEPTION ___ Panthertown w/ Wes Burlingame their generous contributions. us on a virtual tour of the importance of private & See you there!!! property to our forest lands, endangered species, NATIVE PLANT AUCTION!!!