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 2019
Happy holidays from the Kerr Center!
David Redhage caps off the year with a review of a book on the fascinating relationships between monarchs and milkweed.
In this final month of the year, we cast an eye back over what we’ve accomplished in 2019, and take a quick look ahead at what 2020 holds in store.Field Notes – December 2019 (PDF, 400 KB)