As the Vermont’s moose population increases, so does the number of plants they eat, and the amount of space they need. The number of black bears and deer are also up, and wolves may be poised to return to Vermont any day. How will the arrival of a new predator affect other animals? We explore these issues with Vermont naturalist Sue Morse.
The state begins inspections on eight highway bridges similar in design to the one that failed this week in Minnesota; the bike ferry between Colchester and South Hero begins its seventh season this weekend; Congress is about to go on vacation for the rest of August, and there’s been something of a flurry of activity before the recess; five avid hunters are willing to pay a lot of money to try to bag a moose this fall.