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?
White nose syndrome
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
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
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
Despite their sometimes bad reputation, bats are an integral and very useful part of the the ecosystem. While White-nose Syndrome is the largest threat facing bats in the Adirondacks right now there are still other threats to consider. Wind Turbines Cause Bat Deaths Many people … [Read more...] about Adirondack Bats: Wind Turbine Bat Threat