I have a bat program to do tomorrow night up at the Henrietta Library, and while doing some research to be sure I have the current info about Michigan's bats, I came across this great "documentary" by Garrit Vyn about White-nosed Syndrome.
I know I've posted about this disease several times, but there remain folks out there, especially here in Michigan, who have no idea what it is. The images Vyn captures here really hit home - this is the tragedy that is wiping out our bats.
Today the fungus has been confirmed as the cause of the deaths of all these bats.
White-nose Syndrome from Gerrit Vyn on Vimeo.
I am grateful that WNS is not here in Michigan yet, and every bat I see at night I greet with a warm welcome. I am happy to see these bats - they have dodged the bullet so far, but WNS is now confirmed in the Midwest, so it is only a matter of time before it makes its way to Michigan.