With the onset of hot, humid weather, Bay State homeowners may discover bats residing in their homes. Because Massachusetts and other northeastern states are experiencing a sudden and unexpected decline of bat populations due to a white powdery fungus on bat faces called White Nose Syndrome (WNS), the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is asking anyone with a summer colony of ten bats or more on their property to report that information to agency biologists. Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats are the most likely species to be found in buildings. Please report the colony's...
White-nose syndrome news
posted July 17, 2009
posted July 10, 2009
A bat colony in Peterborough, NH, has sustained a catastrophic level of deaths due to an epidemic of white nose syndrome. More reports have come in from other New Hampshire towns about young bats dying.
posted July 6, 2009
Seen any bats lately? More important, seen many bats lately? If so, your sightings could be beneficial to the environment and play a key part in Delaware Bat Count 2009. The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help locate bat roosts and count the bats as they exit their day-time time hangouts.
Source: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife