Bats & “White Nose Syndrome”

Why are so many bats dying in Vermont…and why should we care? Scott Darling, a bat biologist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, had the answers at this forum at the Mount Holly Town Library. Bats consume vast amounts of mosquitoes and crop-damaging insects, and some are important pollinators, feeding on nectar and pollen. But this valuable wildlife asset is threatened by a fungal epidemic that has spread throughout the eastern U.S. and into Canada.

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