The Future Is In Our Hands program

Turning Over a New Leaf Environmental Book Club: Insect Crisis by Oliver Milman   

Discussion facilitated by Andrea Shortsleeve, Biologist, VT Fish and Wildlife Department

Explore the natural world and learn more about the threats facing our environment with experts in the field.   Please register with Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov for meeting info and how to obtain the book. 

About the Book:

A devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.

From ants scurrying under leaf litter to bees able to fly higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, insects are everywhere. Three out of every four of our planet’s known animal species are insects. In The Insect Crisis, acclaimed journalist Oliver Milman dives into the torrent of recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history. What is causing the collapse of the insect world?  Why does this alarming decline pose such a threat to us? And what can be done to stem the loss of the miniature empires that hold aloft life as we know it?

Thank you to our Sponsor, Mascoma Bank and our Partner, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

July 18, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.