Monday, November 11, 2013
Bat Die Off in the Garden
Dr. Vroom's very thorough and interesting report for more detailed information about bats and the current die-off. Summarizing his findings, these are Mexican free-tailed bats; bat die offs often happen during cooler weather; it is most likely caused by a virus, bacterium, or fungus; it is most unlikely to be rabies; it is unlikely whatever killed them would spread to humans but it is possible; bats are very beneficial to the garden; don't pick up a bat, dead or alive. Just to be safe we are avoiding the area and when the final tox results are in, a decision will be made about what to do to protect all who visit the garden.