Tag: mines

January 19, 2021

Bats hibernating in warm mines find more of deadly fungus

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome thrives in warmer areas — the same temperatures that little brown bats prefer to hibernate in. That can create an “ecological trap” for the...

March 10, 2020

Meant to help bats, these devices may actually turn them away

Pipes allowing bats entrance into caves may distort sound and deter them from entering In an effort to keep people out of dangerous caves and mines, managers often put up...

July 11, 2018

JWM: Bats respond differently to abandoned mine gates

About 80,000 abandoned mines remain in the landscape of the Southwest. These sites can be dangerous to people that come across or enter them, but bats use these abandoned mines...