Monday, June 24, 2013

Bat study seeks ‘citizen scientists’ - Can you Help?

The Maine Audubon Society is seeking volunteers from across the state to help it take stock of the health of the state’s bat colonies, which continue to be impacted by the deadly white nose syndrome.

Maine Audubon said that one of the sure signs of summer, seeing bats swooping to catch insects at dusk, is likely to become a rarer and rarer sight due to the disease, which has wiped out more than 5 million bats in the Northeast.

Now, the society is asking for the help of Maine residents to identify maternal bat colonies to help establish a baseline for breeding bats.

Sun Chronicle - Keep Me Current
19 Jun 2013
KI Collins

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