On Tuesday, March 20th, HRI will present at the monthly meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society.  HRI staff will discuss the ecological importance of hemlocks in Western North Carolina including their value as bird habitat, the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid that is threatening them, what is being done to combat the pest. The meeting will be held in the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus at 7 p.m.

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding counties in the mountains of western North Carolina. They hold regular birding walks in the area and other public events, and are the only NC Audubon Chapter that manages a wildlife sanctuary.