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White Nose Syndrome Effecting Bat Population

They’re not very popular and would probably never be called cute, cuddly or adorable. But, bats are very important to our society as well as the economy. However, some species are facing a possible annihilation. White Nose Syndrome has already killed seven million bats. The milky fungus is the greatest threat ever faced by North America bats and is spreading rapidly across the continent. It’s been identified here in Michigan in places like Dickinson County, where they’re sorely needed. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park Ranger Andrea Chynoweth says they eat insects and without them we would probably use more pesticides as they help us keep down pests in the crops. Bats can eat more than a thousand insects an hour, saving billions of dollars in pesticide control that effects the average citizen. To join the effort to save the bats, click here.

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