October 17, 2016
Dr. Joe Keiper, executive director of VMNH, Dr. Kal Ivanov, assistant curator of recent invertebrates at VMNH, and Liberty Hightower, VMNH research technician, were at Virginia Tech on Saturday, October 15, celebrating the Sixth Annual Hokie BugFest. This is the largest Virginia festival entirely focused on invertebrates and the joy and excitement of entomology. The museum's display focused on the incredibly diverse and important - but little known - creatures inhabiting the soil and leaf-litter layers of our forests. Participants had a blast examining the great variety of live and preserved specimens from the museum's invertebrate collection. We appreciate Virginia Tech for hosting such a wonderful event and letting us take part in it!