white nose syndrome

Fluorescent photo of bat wing showing lesions caused by white-nose syndrome.
If you’re a bat, hibernation is usually a time to slow down your metabolism, drop your body temperature and live off your stored fat reserves while winter does its thing. It’s a prescription for laziness, a requirement for survival. Energy is everything. So if something disrupts the balance – say, infection with Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the […]

White-nose syndrome: Disrupting the balance