those who don't know....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; you can see the latest map at the bottom of the screen by clicking here.
--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
--Or you can purchase ready-made bathouses at FEED THE BIRDS, 326 S. RIVERSIDE AVENUE, 862-4700...and check out the officially-sanctioned 'Bat Conservation International' dual-chamber bat house. Can host a couple of hundred bats! Made for Feed the Birds in PA.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN this 2019 article for your consideration: A New Deterrent System Could Help Save Bats From Wind Turbines...by Mary Bates, PACIFIC STANDARD
As the use of wind energy grows, so does a troubling and unanticipated side effect. Researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines each year in North America alone. In fact, wind turbines are the largest cause of mass bat mortality around the world. This is especially troubling in parts of the United States and Canada where the deadly fungal disease white-nose syndrome is decimating certain bat species. Researchers fear that bat populations already weakened by the fungus will not be able to withstand the additional mortality from wind turbines. READ MORE AT https://psmag.com/environment/jamming-echolocation-could-help-save-the-bats
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