harvest season winds down, it’s easy to forget who’s responsible for all those
juicy tomatoes. Bumblebees. Genus
Bombus. But some
of these species are in decline. So the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in White River Junction has been doing
a survey in the Upper Valley to learn more about Vermont’s bombus population.
White River Junction has been trying to spruce itself up,
and bring more economic vitality to the old railroad town. It
became an artsy place with the Center
for Cartoon Studies and Northern
Stage. That initiative seemed to go slightly off track, though, when a
big-name music venue closed last month.