Battle for the Bats: White-nose syndrome hits Newfoundland

This blog was written by Nature Canada guest blogger Mya Van Woudenberg. We silently crouched in a small open field, eyes strained and scanning the horizon as the last of  the sun’s rays dipped from view. In the midst of summer, we waited on the outskirts of a small coastal town in Newfoundland, ready for the action to begin. A cacophony of squeaks vibrated through the air above, before a lone furry silhouette darted into the night. Finally, the moment we were waiting for is here. One by one, the bats emerged from a hole in the side of an old building, no bigger than an inch. It was surreal—before us flew countless acrobats, twisting and gliding through the air.… read more →