White-nose syndrome has been confirmed for the first time in Oklahoma, making it the 31st state with the deadly disease that affects hibernating bats. Bats play an important ecological role; each bat can eat up to 3,000 insects, including mosquitoes and agricultural pests, in a single night. Biologists are concerned about how white-nose syndrome will affect the bat populations in the future.
Field Notes – August 2015
The worst of summer’s heat and drought is almost past, and we’re looking ahead to two great events in our fall educational lineup:
– a September 26 elderberry workshop, featuring advice from Oklahoma’s home-grown expert, as well as other specialists from around the region;
– an October 10 grazing workshop that will examine the Kerr Ranch’s livestock management program from top to bottom.
Speaking of workshops, today is the last day to register for our August 27 feral hog management workshop.
Join us in congratulating David Redhage on his selection as the Kerr Center’s new Vice President.
Also, check out a new report that describes in detail last year’s demonstration market garden on the Cannon Hort Plots, from planning through harvest.
As always, if you value our work, please also consider supporting it!Field Notes – August 2015