The Montana Natural Heritage Program is collecting baseline information on the state’s bats that will be vital if the state is ever struck with white nose syndrome (WNS), an article in the Flathead Beacon reports.
The survey has lead to the discovery of three additional bat species in Glacier National Park, the article says. The project has been assisted by the North Rocky Mountain Grotto caving club and the Bigfork High School cave club.
According to information from the Montana Natural Heritage Program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is a partner in the project.
Photo: bat, courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service