Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More wildlife problems

It has received virtually no coverage here in my neck of the woods, but bats are dying in large numbers due to a strange illness known as "White Nose Syndrome", and the number of affected bats is spreading: No one seems to know where this illness originated, or how/why it is spreading.

Lest you think that this doesn't matter, let me disabuse you of that notion. Bats are key cogs in helping fruit-producing plants and trees pollenate, and they also serve as equally vital allies in keeping insect populations under control. Any decrease in their numbers would be a bad thing indeed..................

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