Last blog we told you the grim news of white-nose syndrome, caused by an alien fungus, and how it is decimating bat populations in the Adirondacks and across much of the East and Midwest. Here we’ll say a little more about what this means for New York’s Adirondack Park. What … [Read more...] about BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors
BATS: Canaries in the Iron Mine?
The concept of ecological indicator species was foreshadowed long ago by using canaries — small tropical birds, sensitive to invisible gases that could kill miners — to warn the men if carbon monoxide levels were dangerously high. An expression some of us absent-mindedly use, … [Read more...] about BATS: Canaries in the Iron Mine?
How to Build a Bat House
We've published a lot about our local Adirondack bats on this site, and we've told you about how the bat populations have been dropping because of the spread of the devastating new disease White-nose Syndrome along the Eastern US. Bats are an extremely useful member of an … [Read more...] about How to Build a Bat House
Summer Bat Sightings
We have recently received a couple of comments about bats on the series of bat posts we published last summer about our local Adirondack bats. Populations had been dropping because of the spread of the devastating new disease White-nose Syndrome along the Eastern US, however, it … [Read more...] about Summer Bat Sightings
Adirondack Bats in Winter
Despite the similarities that our nine Adirondack bat species share not all of these bats have the same habits. How they each deal with the winter season is one difference. When winter approaches and their food sources diminish bats respond by either hibernating or migrating. … [Read more...] about Adirondack Bats in Winter