by friends of the Virginia Cave Board Information
About White Nose Syndrome (WNS)
winters have not been kind to bats. White Nose Syndrome
(WNS) (named for the tell-tale fuzzy white fungus that grows
on sick bats' noses) has continued to spread. Bats are essentially
starving to death. Affected bat populations continue to decline,
and WNS has reached the margins of habitat of previously unaffected
species, raising concerns about what will come next.
The White-nose Syndrome Story Map - You can click on this from year to year and study the spread of WNS. You can also click on the "2" above the bat photo and get a range map for each species overlaid onto the WNS map.