Sirex Woodwasp, Wild Turkeys, Parent Caregivers, Summit Hiker

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll open the show with open phones this morning. Then we’ll hear a report on the population growth in the Northeastern U.S. of the sirex [sear ex] woodwasp, an invasive species from Spain, and what it could cost if it spreads across the country. Next, we get a primer on wild turkey hunting safety as that season opens. Colin Flanders of Seven Days follows with his story on what steps the state might take to pay parent caregivers of adults with disabilities. And we finish by meeting the Vermonter who has climbed Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield almost 2,000 times combined.