4 thoughts on “Deadly Bat Fungus Discovered at Bracken Cave, Home to 20 Million Bats

  1. The rest of the country (at least east of the Mississippi River) has been dealing with this for over 15 years. The bats here don’t have nearly the issue because they really don’t go into much of a hibernation. That’s where the fungus kills them, by disrupting their hibernation when their forage is not available to replenish energy storage. Bat populations across this country and around the world have recovered wonderfully. As a caver, I’m not the least bit stressed about this news. It was just a matter of time.

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