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The Great Wisconsin Bat Count is this weekend

July 17, 2020 by Beckie Gaskill

In recent decades, bat populations in Wisconsin, and across the country, have fallen. Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Bat Program released its 2020 update on the species, stating there were more than 200 bat hibernacula in the state. Those places where bats overwinter include natural caves, historic mines, beer aging cellar and abandon railroad tunnels. Prior to the discovery of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in a Grant County population, there was no firm number of hibenacula in the state. 

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