Fungus Moves Closer to the Shoals

Here’s an article about White Nose Syndrome moving closer to Alabama.

Biologists fear a disease that has sickened bats from Tennessee to New York could make its way to north Alabama within a year.

White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that is typically fatal to bats, has been found in northeast Tennessee. In recent years, the disease has moved south about 175 miles each summer, which could put it in northeast Alabama as early as next winter.

The article highlights one way the public can help. Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, is collecting donations to help pay for white-nose syndrome research in Alabama. Donations can be mailed to the organization at P.O. Box 239, Decatur, AL 35602. Just include “WNS” on your check and your donation will be used for WNS research in Alabama.

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