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WNS Research

Morgan and SethWhite Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a fungus, Geomyces sp. which attaches to the muzzles and wings of bats, and is linked to the rapidly receding bat population. Dr. Barrass and the students involved with the WNS research have been monitoring bats in Dunbar Cave since January 2006, and survey the cave on a monthly basis. Transect monitors have been placed throughout select areas in Montgomery County in order to gather data about changes in the bat population.

Banding bats pictures

Banding Bat 2

Dunbar Cave Restoration

Dunbar Cave Restoration 1Dunbar Cave Restoration 2

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