Why are so many bats dying in Vermont…and why should we care? Scott Darling, a bat biologist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, had the answers at this forum at the Mount Holly Town Library. Bats consume vast amounts of mosquitoes and crop-damaging insects, and some are important pollinators, feeding on nectar and pollen. But this valuable wildlife asset is threatened by a fungal epidemic that has spread throughout the eastern U.S. and into Canada.
A Natural TreasureThe Ninevah Foundation conserves for public benefit more than 3,000 acres around Lake Ninevah and Saltash Mountain in Mount Holly and Plymouth, Vermont. We support outdoor and environmental education, as well as responsible, environmentally-friendly recreation on the lake and land. Enjoy this lovely expanse of unspoiled open space for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. We also support low-impact hobbies such as bird watching and photography.