Disappearing bats

DEC biologist Carl Herzog is speaking at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday about the great American bat die-off. From the Hudson Valley Geologist:

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.

Earlier: Bat expert tells it straight

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