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 – December 2018
Season’s greetings from the Kerr Center!
David Redhage starts off this issue with a review of a book on two very different visions of the future, and the men who championed them.
As usual, the balance of the December issue takes a look back at the year gone by, focusing by turns on our conservation, livestock, and horticulture programs – with some sneak peeks at what we’ll be working on in 2019.Field Notes – December 2018 (PDF, 350 KB)