Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 UPDATE ON WHITE NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a devastating fungal disease that has killed unprecedented numbers of hibernating bats in eastern North America. 

The first evidence of WNS was documented in photographs from New York State in 2006; as of January 2016 WNS had spread to 26 states and five Canadian provinces.  You can see the 2017 updated map here  whitenosesyndrome.org/resources


UPDATED: JULY 2017 http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-07-27/relentless-bat-plague-not-abating

AND FROM FEED THE BIRDS, JULY 2017 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1438216656248093&id=124684690934636 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE THESE IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF OUR ECO-SYSTEM:

--Take care of bats
--Reduce disturbance to natural bat habitats around your home (e.g., reduce outdoor lighting, minimize tree clearing, protect streams and wetlands).
--Construct homes for bats; see more here https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/what-can-you-do-help
--Or you can purchase ready-made bathouses at FEED THE BIRDS, 326 S. RIVERSIDE AVENUE, 862-4700; click on the photo.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. Last year two of our four houses at bats! We're hoping to have tenants for all of the houses this year.

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