Studio Alive

Studio Alive keeps the Plateau’s burgeoning arts scene vibrant and endlessly surprising.

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From Penguins to Plankton

With From Penguins to Plankton – the Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change in Antarctica, The Highlands Nature Center (930 Horse Cove Rd) brings

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Fall Friendly - Farming

Local fields aren’t fallow during this crucial month. You shouldn’t be, either.

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How Do Our Gardens Grow?

The Native Plant Symposium has the answers – hosted by the Highlands Biological Foundation, September 16 and 17, 265 North Sixth Street.

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Fall Farm Festivities

Just in time for harvest season, The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is offering Farm Fest for the entire family, Saturday, September

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Plateau’s Wildflower Explosion: Highlands Biological Station

Forget what you learned in grade school – wildflowers aren’t waiting for May to make their Plateau debut. To learn more, visit highlandsbiological.org

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Hooded Merganser
Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Move over Daffy and Donald Duck, this native American duck was first in our hearts and minds.  The Hooded Merganser (Lophdytes cucullatus) sports

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Sustainable Farming: Many Hands Peace Farm

The Many Hands Peace Farm springs to glorious life, with planting advice for gardens across the Plateau.

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Vast and Varied: Whiterock Mountain

Though the summit of Whiterock Mountain is magnificent, there are little treasures embedded throughout the hike.

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The Plateau’s Secret Season

Like its more diminutive ursine relatives, the Shadow of the Bear is once again emerging from a long winter’s slumber.

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Birds, Birds, Birds: Who’s Counting? Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Mirroring 2021’s Christmas Bird Counts across the country, far fewer birds were counted locally.

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Off the Beaten Path: Tessentee Bottomland Preserve

Deena introduces us to Tessentee Bottomland Preserve, rich in natural beauty and drenched in local history.

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Recreation Search

Whether you want to tackle a mountain or sit by a stream, you’ll find just what you’re looking for here. This is a premier golf destination, but there’s so much more available. There are streams to fish, public pools and tennis courts to enjoy and playgrounds, too. Winter sports include ice skating, skiing, tubing and hiking.

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