At dusk tonight, April 29th, a bat flew by getting insects. I don’t know my bats but thought this is good news because of “white nose syndrome”  and thought people would like to know the date first sighting of the spring.

Jane Philpott, Kawartha Hideaway, Buckhorn Lake

(Note: This may have been a Big Brown Bat, a species less affected by White Nose Syndrome. Little Brown Bats, a formerly far more abundant species, have been devastated by WNS with upwards of six million dead and the species most likely heading towards extinction.  D.M.)

Big Brown Bat - Wikimedia

Big Brown Bat – Wikimedia

Little Brown Bat (with WNS) Wikimedia

Little Brown Bat (with WNS) Wikimedia

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.