Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will be given at the Green Mountain Club Visitors Center located at 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100) in Waterbury Center. The talk is part of the Shutesville Wildlife Series and is co-sponsored by the Stowe Land Trust, Waterbury Conservation Commission, Stowe Conservation Commission, and the Green Mountain Club.

Tom Rogers will be presenting at the event. Rogers is a biologist who has worked on a variety of conservation projects, researching zebras in Kenya, golden-winged warblers in New York, sage grouse and bald eagles in Wyoming, and grizzly bears in Montana. Tom currently works in outreach for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, connecting the public with fish and wildlife through writing, speaking and photography.

Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new understanding of how climate change is affecting wildlife. Rogers will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats.

“From warmer, wetter winters to increasingly severe storms, wildlife faces a variety of challenges from a changing climate,” said Rogers. “We’ll discuss how different species might continue to respond to many of these challenges and what conservationists are doing to address them.”

The talk is free and open to the public, though people are encouraged to register at www.stowelandtrust.org/events/detail/news/vermonts-wildlife-in-a-changing-climate/

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