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Thankful for Trails
Highlands Cashiers Land Trust

If you’re feeling a little short of things to be grateful for, take a hike along one of the trails conserved by The Highlands-Cashiers Land

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Shadow of the Bear | Whiteside Mountain
Shadow of the Bear
Whiteside Mountain

This month brings a quiet frenzy among the creatures of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.  Foxes extend their territory to get a little fatter

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Eastern Phoebe
Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

A member of the flycatcher family, this songbird is about the size of a Titmouse, with a dark head, white breast and belly, and dark gray-brown

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The Cullasaja Rive in Fall - Highlands NC
The Beauty of Fall on the Highlands Cashiers Plateau

Our four seasons give life a slow rhythm. In forest, mountain and field there is an annual cycle of renewal in the upstart spring, glory in the

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A Turtle’s Life on the Highlands Cashiers Plateau

There are several species of turtles that make the Plateau their home, the most common are Snapping and Box Turtles. Other species include Painted

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Flies and Specks

Most of us know them as Brook Trout, or Brookies, but if you grew up in Western North Carolina,  you know them as “Specks.”    Specks

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

This relatively large, Robin-sized bird is common year-round on our Plateau and in the eastern U.S. from Canada to Florida. The Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Visit Dry Falls

About three miles northwest of Highlands on US 64/NC 28 along the Cullasaja River is Dry Falls.  The trip from Highlands follows a National

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Birds, Bees, & Butterflies

Many of us wonder what we can do to help reverse the alarming declines in many bird, butterfly, and bee populations.    One way we can make

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Dragonflies on the Plateau

Dragonflies are found throughout North Carolina in a large variety of colors and sizes. The state boasts 187 species of dragonflies and their

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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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