Well some eerily quiet walks inspired a Windsor, Vermont resident to speak up during Tuesday night’s selectmen’s meeting, prompting an investigation into a potential wildlife “dead zone” in the town.
According to the minutes from Tuesday’s meeting, Windsor resident Margaret Ladd told the board she’s noticed an alarming absence of familiar wildlife over the past month while walking with her dog along Juniper Hill Road.
Ladd said she walks the area in North Windsor multiple times each day, and went from hearing countless birds and other wildlife in the area to nothing in recent weeks. She also said she found at least three dead birds in the area over the past couple of weeks.
Ladd acknowledged she doesn’t know what is causing the phenomenon, and asked officials to investigate by taking soil samples and implementing other tests. Windsor Town Manager Tom Marsh agreed to make inquiries into the situation.