Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Where have all the bats gone?

If you're in the New Paltz area, there's an interesting free lecture Thursday night, February 25 on the SUNY New Paltz campus (Lecture Center 100) at 7:00 pm.  "Bats on the Wane" by Carl Herzog, a wildlife biologist with the NYSDEC. 

If you don't know, bats have been dying off in record numbers locally (and throughout the northeast) from a fungal disease known as White Nose Syndrome (WNS).  Bat hibernacula in the local Rosendale cement mines have been especially hard hit.

I plan to attend (weather permitting).  More information is available on the Mohonk Preserve website.

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