We have been cottaging on Salmon Lake in the Kawarthas for over 50 years . This is the first summer we have not had bats swooping over the lake at sunset. Having spoken to a number of people on the lake, I know the absence is widespread. (Note: There is a bat hibernaculum close to Salmon Lake where white-nose syndrome has been found. D.M.)

Location: Salmon Lake in northern Peterborough County
Observer: Mike Scuse

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.