First you pick your bat character--Barn Bat, Cave Bat
, City Bat, or Tree Bat.
The endangered gray bat (Myotis griescens), the cave bat
(Myotis velifer), and southeastern bat (Myotis austroriparius) have recently tested positive for the fungus.
12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State wildlife agencies in the Northeast, including the Pennsylvania Game Commission, are ratcheting up their response to White Nose Syndrome as they enter their fourth year of researching this disorder in cave bat
populations with an aim to better understand, and hopefully slow, its spread to other states.
Use of Cliff Swallow and Barn Swallow Nests by the Cave Bat
, Myotis velifer, and the Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis.
Seasonal movements and population fluctuations of the cave bat
, Myotis velifer, in south-central Kansas.
12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has caused cave bat
population reductions in New York and New England over the past three winters.
One was a small brown cave bat
, and the other was a Brazilian free-tailed bat.
The species, a true cave bat
, forms large maternity colonies (typically 10,000-50,000) in caves in summer, Tuttle (1976) divided the year into four activity periods: hibernation (21 November-25 March); spring migration (26 March-24 May); summer (25 May-22 August), and fall migration (23 August-20 November).