Help Scout for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
The Capital Region PRISM is hosting two hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) forest health surveys on February 24th 2022 from 9am-12pm. Join them at one of two locations: Coles Woods in the Town of Queensbury or Lake Bonita in Moreau Lake State Park.
Date: February 24th from 9 AM to 12 PM @ Cole Woods in Queensbury or Lake Bonita in Moreau Lake State Park. (Moreau Lake State Park is part of the Palmertown Range!)
What to expect: Learn how to survey for HWA and report findings, including detections or non-detections.
Registration required: For detailed event information and registration please visit the CR-PRISM Events Page.
What is HWA
HWA is an aphid-like insect that is pushing north through NYS and threatens to eliminate local hemlock populations. In the winter, when HWA puts on its namesake woolly protection from the cold, state park staff spend hours searching through hemlock stands in multiple parks, looking for the tiny white balls of “wool”.