The Guide to Bats & White Nose Syndrome

Bats are an important part of the ecosystem in many places around the world. They consume agricultural pests that can impact farming and livestock. Even fruit bats are important to the environment since they help spread pollen to repopulate plants. However, since 2007, white nose syndrome has plagued millions of bats ranging from the northeastern to the central United States. This is a widespread fungal disease that is unfortunately devastating to the bat population across different regions. Appearing as a white fungus on the bats, White Nose Syndrome thrives in cold and humid climates. The fungus is found primarily in...

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