The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ annual celebration of insects will “bee” a little different this year. BugFest 2021: Plan Bee! set for next week will be mostly virtual.
There are more than a dozen online programs scheduled for Monday through Thursday, many focusing on bees, this year’s theme. All BugFest 2021 virtual programs are listed online. Programs require registration.
Two in-person activities are planned, both at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, There will be a Pollination Celebration. Visitors can see the “Grub Zone” at the Nature PlaySpace, and engage with experts at Caterpillarology, beekeepers, and more.
The Moth Party is set for 8:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Experts are to be on hand to identify and to answer questions about nocturnal arthropods.