Enjoying Our Trails with Wildlife in Mind

Richmond Free Library, Richmond, Vermont

The forested wildlands of Richmond, Vermont, have long been appreciated as excellent wildlife habitat. From the nearby summits of Mount Mansfield and Camels Hump, uninterrupted foothills sweep all the way down to the Winooski River Valley and Richmond, and include the Town’s Andrews Community Forest.

“These unspoiled forests make up one of Vermont’s largest core habitats,” says Susan Morse, a widely acknowledged wildlife expert and photographer, and founder and science director for Keeping Track. “They contribute to a richness of plant and animal species that is unparalleled across Vermont.”

Sue will be speaking at the Richmond Free Library on June 7 about the habits and habitats of the wildlife found in the Andrews Community Forest, illustrating her talk with photos of plant and animal life typical to the Forest.

“Places like this are vital, worthy of our protection and stewardship,” says Sue. “Vermont’s wildest wildlife are at home there, largely free from the hazards and harassments associated with people, roads and our vehicles.

“That’s why we need to think about how we can balance our recreational pleasures with securing critical sanctuary for wildlife.”

Sue’s storytelling and photos have been enjoyed by audiences across the country. Fun, compelling and full of humor, her presentation inform and entertain adults and young people alike. That’s why the show’s organizers urge people to bring their kids and grandkids.

Sue’s June 7 talk at the Richmond Free Library will take place at 7 p.m. It is being presented with the support of Friends of Forest and the Richmond Conservation Commission, with assistance from the library and Mount Mansfield Cable Television.