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?
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
Halloween has long become associated with bats, and I thought it was a great time to put out this summary of the Adirondack Bats series! If you missed the series this summer, don't worry because you can find all of the segments here. Others have seen that this is a good time, … [Read more...] about Adirondack Bats
Adirondack Bats: Endangered Bats
You may not like bats, but I'm sure you enjoy not getting bit by mosquitoes and other bugs. The fewer bats that patrol the skies the more the insect population will increase and bother us! Bats are an important part of our ecosystem and do not deserve their bad … [Read more...] about Adirondack Bats: Endangered Bats