Video evidence of white-nose syndrome
The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with Ravenswood Media, has produced an informational video about white-nose syndrome in bats (learn about WNS in this ESA press release). The video doesn’t include the latest news — that Pennsylvania has ordered all bats taken from afflected caves to be killed — but it’s a good overview of the current state of information on the disease. Or, really, the lack thereof. In particular, David Blehert, arguably the world’s expert on the fungus associated with WNS, explains in detail how the fungus affects the bats, calling the affliction “an ecological disaster.” Watch the video below.