University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
Purdue University (Indiana). Extension.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Purdue University Extension (Indiana).
DOI. NPS. Mammoth Cave National Park.
Bats are dying. Please help us protect them. A disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) is spreading through the eastern United States, killing bat populations. White-nose syndrome is considered to be present in the Mammoth Cave System. It is believed that humans may contribute to the spread of white-nose syndrome by visiting contaminated caves or mines and then wearing the same clothing or carrying the same objects to unaffected caves or mines, transporting spores from one place to the other. You can help us save bats by following a few simple guidelines.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an infectious disease responsible for unprecedented levels of mortality among hibernating bats in North America. WNS was first detected in Indiana in January 2011 during routine winter hibernacula surveys conducted by Division of Fish and Wildlife bat biologists. WNS is widely distributed throughout much of the karst region in south-central Indiana and locally established within most of the state's major concentrations of important bat hibernacula.
Georgia Invasive Species Task Force.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.
University of Kentucky. Kentucky Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
The more people we have looking for invasive pests, the better our chances are to prevent establishment of the pest in Kentucky. If you see a pest (insect, invertebrate, plant disease) that could be one of the exotics featured on this website, let us know!
Google. YouTube; Alabama Cooperative Extension.
Google. YouTube; Alabama Forestry Commission.
Google. YouTube; New York Sea Grant.
Google. YouTube; University of Georgia. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Google. YouTube; Purdue Extension Entomology.
Google. YouTube; New York Department of Environmental Conservation.