Named for the significant contributions of Dr. Robert Zahner and his wife Glenda, of Highlands, to land conservation efforts on the Highlands Plateau, the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series serves to educate and inspire the public through a series of talks from well-known regional scientists, conservationists, artists, and writers. The topics of this year’s series are diverse, from environmental health, climate change, the Galapagos Islands, and the endangered Red Wolf, to the history, mythology, medicinal plants, and biodiversity of the southern Appalachians. The series is made possible by the Highlands Biological Foundation, and from donations from numerous individuals and local organizations.
The public is invited to participate in these free lectures, which will be held each Thursday evening at 7pm from July 11 through August 29 at the Highlands Nature Center at 930 Horse Cove Road in Highlands. More details about upcoming lectures will follow in subsequent issues. For a full schedule of lectures, as well as information on other programs available at the Highlands Biological Station, please visit www.highlandsbiological.org or call the Highlands Biological Foundation at 828-526-2221.