bats http://wkms.org en Get Up Close to Crawly Critters at LBL Nature Station This Saturday http://wkms.org/post/get-close-crawly-critters-lbl-nature-station-saturday <p>LBL Woodlands Nature Station hosts a whole day of educational, family friendly programs with cool and crawly critters including snakes, bugs, bats and turtles this Saturday. We learn more with Aviva Yasgur on <em>Sounds Good</em>&nbsp;about this opportunity to teach all ages about lesser known and often under-appreciated creatures. <em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:04:54 +0000 Kate Lochte 41918 at http://wkms.org Get Up Close to Crawly Critters at LBL Nature Station This Saturday Deadly Bat Disease Found in Mammoth Cave National Park http://wkms.org/post/deadly-bat-disease-found-mammoth-cave-national-park <p></p><p>The first confirmed case of a fatal bat disease has been found in Mammoth Cave National Park. White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats across North America. Nearly all infected bats die, and so far scientists haven’t been able to stop the spread of the fungus. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:36:46 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 26865 at http://wkms.org Deadly Bat Disease Found in Mammoth Cave National Park Man-made Cave to Offer Bats Haven from Disease http://wkms.org/post/man-made-cave-offer-bats-haven-disease <p>New tenants wanted: must be quiet during the day, must enjoy bugs. It might not sound like your kind of real estate, but then, you’re not a bat.</p><p>A new man-made cave near Clarksville is being built to give thousands of bats a safe haven from a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome; the experimental project may house bats’ best hope against the disease. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:48:39 +0000 Daniel Potter 22109 at http://wkms.org Man-made Cave to Offer Bats Haven from Disease Stopping White Nose Syndrome http://wkms.org/post/stopping-white-nose-syndrome <p>Since 2006, White Nose Syndrome has been decimating bat populations east of the Mississippi. Last month, the disease was found in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and biologists expect it to spread further. Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Erica Peterson went with state researchers into a Meade County cave to see what&rsquo;s being done to stop White Nose Syndrome.</p><p>--------------------------------</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:20:33 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 17130 at http://wkms.org Stopping White Nose Syndrome White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations http://wkms.org/post/white-nose-syndrome-breckinridge-could-threaten-area-populations <p>Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.&nbsp;It was discovered in Trigg County in April, but the three sites in Breckinridge County indicate that the disease is spreading in the commonwealth. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Andy Randomski says biologists at the Clarks River Wildlife Refuge in our region have been working to monitor bat populations in the area and hopefully prevent the spread into this area.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:42:31 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16833 at http://wkms.org White-Nose Syndrome in Breckinridge Could Threaten Area Populations