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Entomology Class Nets Insects in Highlands, NC (October 2011)

Photo of Dr. Ezell's entomology group at Nantahala ForestDr. Bruce Ezell's Entomology Scene from Whiteside Mountain
class (BIO 3010) traveled to
Highlands, North Carolina, over the 2011 fall break (October 13-16) to study
the insect fauna. Joining the group were Biology Professor Erika Young and biology alumnae Sarah Brown and Courtney Kilgore. Course assistant, Fred Booth, describes the adventure below:

"The Highlands Biological Station is a wonderful facility to conduct our entomology field trip.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area boasts spectacular mountain vistas and energetic waterfalls. 

Scene from Whiteside MountainWe utilized the Coker Laboratory for lectures and to examine the specimens we found on the station property and from the Chattooga River.  The Chattooga River is wild and scenic with crystal clear water finding its way through huge boulders and potholes. 

Photo of entomology class on White Rock, NC Photo of butterfly

The hiking trails and nature museum at the station were interesting Photo of waterfall near Highlands, NCadditions to the weekend. 

Photo of students netting insects from a river near Highlands, NC Photo of Dr. Bruce Ezell in front of Coker Laboratory at the Highlands Biological Station

From the pastrami on rye at the local deli to the homemade ice-cream and fudge, the small mountain town of Highlands is well worth a visit also.  It has many Dr. Bruce Ezell and studentsunique arts and craft shops to browse through. 

We all had a great time on the Highlands Plateau and formed some fantastic memories."


Photo of Jeff Maness Photo of entomology group at Nantahala Forest Photo of entomology students and Professor Erika Young on Whiteside Mountain

Highlands salamander Photo of Jennifer in the woods Photo of students near stream

Photo of students collecting aquatic insects Photo of campfire dinner Photo of students on Sunset Rock, Highlands, NC

Photographs Courtesy of Erika Young, Fred Booth, Jackie Guerrero, and Sarah Brown.

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