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Urban areas are important for the survival of many bat species. Amanda Bevan from Organization for Bat Conservation is taking the message of bat conservation to the people in 10 cities.

This winter Dr. Susan Loeb of the U.S. Forest Service and Clemson University and Assistant Professor David Jachowski of Clemson University will set out to learn  whether tricolored bats that use winter roosts other than caves and mines are susceptible to a white nose syndrome in the coastal plains and forests of North and South Carolina.

A conversation with Kate Harms, the principal investigator on Rodale Institute’s project on bats as biological controls of insect pests. Goals of the project are to find ways to attract bats and forge alliances with farmers to make habitat for bats, especially in areas with great losses from white-nose syndrome.