Mysterious Bat Die-Off in the Northeast

from Wildlife Promise

8 3/28/2008 // By David Mizejewski //

Indiana batBats in the Northeast have died in massive numbers over the last few months and no one knows why. There are over 1,000 bat species globally and these flying mammals are important players in their respective ecosystems. Northeastern bat species feed on insects and play a role in controlling insect populations.  Some of the species affected include the little brown bat, the small-footed bat and the endangered Indiana bat. Let’s hope we find a cause and cure for this mysterious epidemic soon.