White-nose fungus found in South Dakota

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has been discovered in Badlands National Park. ©Matthew Paulson

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has turned up for the first time in South Dakota. The National Park Service reports that the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans was found on five bats at Badlands National Park in May. The discovery included the first known time the fungus was found on a western small-footed bat (Myotis ciliolabrum).

Read more in the Rapid City Journal or from the National Park Service.