Join HRI at BugFest: A Virtual Infestation! presented by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This year BugFest is an all-virtual, week-long celebration of all things “buggy” filled with classes, activities, and presentations. The theme arthropod this year is the fantastic fly.

On Friday, September 18 at 1 p.m. as part of Crime Time Friday, HRI will give a live presentation on “The Wicked Woolly Wrongdoer: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.” Learn all about HWA, how it is wreaking havoc on hemlock forests in NC and beyond, as well as what you can do to stop this invasive bug.

Go to to see the full program and register. Most programs are free but pre-registration is required.