Learn about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate in Jericho, Middlebury

Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend presentations about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate, featuring state Fish & Wildlife biologist Tom Rogers.

The first date to hear Rogers is Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. as part of the annual meeting of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust at the Community Center, 329 Browns Trace Road, Jericho Center. The next occasion is Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library at 75 Main St., and organized by Vermont Coverts.

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. He currently works in outreach for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, connecting the public with fish and wildlife through writing, speaking, and photography.

Rogers will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of new threats posed to wildlife from a changing climate.

“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.”

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