White-nose

Mid-South News
2:21 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

To The Bat-Cave! Manmade Hideout In Clarksville Offers Bats Haven From Disease

The cave's construction underway in late August: an entrance for humans is visible on the right, while bats enter the chimney-like structure.
Daniel Potter WPLN

New tenants wanted: must be quiet during the day, must enjoy bugs.

It might not sound like your kind of real estate, but the architects of a new manmade cave near Clarksville, Tennessee are hoping it will attract bats. The bats need a haven because they are threatened by a devastating and mysterious fungus that grows like white fuzz on their faces and wings as they hibernate. The fungal infection is called white-nose syndrome.

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