Fall migration back to hibernacula
occurs from late August to mid-November (Tuttle, 1976; Gerdes, 2016).
2011: Population trends of Dutch bat populations from 25 years of national hibernacula
A surprising amount of heat is generated in these safe hibernacula
Hibernation and hibernacula
attributes associated with the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) at Centere Hill Lake in Dekalb County, Tennessee.
Garter snakes are known for their hibernacula
-- rather, they're known for freaking people out when they emerge en masse in spring (not to worry, they're harmless -- and beneficial).
As of fall 2016, the fungus has been documented in more than 40 hibernacula
in the state, including 65% of the 31 sites that contain more than 500 bats.
Radio-tracked bats migrated short distances (<100 km) to areas where human structures were the most likely hibernacula
. We conclude that Little Brown Bats use human structures to offset the constraints of cold temperatures and short foraging seasons in interior Alaska.
) that, if identified, could be used to most effectively develop management plans for native or restored prairie ecosystems.
S., A culture-based survey of fungi in soil from bat hibernacula
in the eastern United States and its implications for detection of Geomyces destructans, the causal agent of bat white-nose syndrome.Mycologia, 2012, 12-207.
Desperate for energy, the bats leave hibernacula
to forage outside, where, facing harsh conditions and meager food sources, many die of starvation or exhaustion.
Chilly rains in late winter or early spring bring several salamander species forth from their underground winter hibernacula
in the forest duff to begin their annual migration to small wetland pools where they breed.