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The largest-ever reintroduction of the endangered Puritan tiger beetle happened this October and is crucial in restoring a healthy ecosystem along the Connecticut River.

Between Northern Virginia and the Richmond capital lies a 76,000-acre window to the region’s rich natural heritage. It’s also the state’s largest military reservation.

Ten years ago, a mysterious illness, now known as white-nose syndrome, started killing hibernating bats in the Northeast. While the disease has devastated bat populations, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have learned a lot in the last decade and hope to control the disease in the future.