Malayan flying fox

Conservation in the bat zone

Check out the facelift at a Michigan-based bat conservation center that locates bats with iPads, studies them with bat cams and leads discussions about them on Facebook.

Corn earworm moth

Bats worth a billion in bug control

Bats get a bad rap, but a recent Illinois study proves that they’re hard workers, and that the work they do is worth more than $1 billion to farmers.

Mr. Great Lakes: Birds in Tawas, white-nosed bats and Earth Day

Mr. Great Lakes (Jeff Kart) reports from Bay City, Michigan’s Delta College Q-90.1 FM. White-Nose Syndrome in Michigan, Birds in Tawas, and Earth Day in Bay City | Mr Great Lakes by Great Lakes Echo

This week, Kart discusses the white-nose syndrome recently found in Michigan bats, the Tawas Point Birding Festival and Bay City’s plans for Earth Day. Text at Mr. Great Lakes