Bats: Survivors of WNS Still Face Risk Study Shows

It has killed somewhere between 5 and 7 million bats since the winter of 2006.  White nose syndrome or WNS has destroyed cave-hibernating bat colonies in eastern North America over the past six years, leaving gaping holes in ecosystems.  Many bats are insect eaters and their sudden loss has allowed for insect populations to soar.  … More Bats: Survivors of WNS Still Face Risk Study Shows

In the News: Feds Propose Threatened Listing for Pocket Gophers

Washington state has its fair share of critters people can’t stand.  Among them are the ever popular rat and mouse, but lawn enthusiasts have their own favorites: the mole and the pocket gopher.  In the past people have been able to dispatch these pests, but that may end for several subspecies of Mazama pocket gopher … More In the News: Feds Propose Threatened Listing for Pocket Gophers

Aggressive Expansion

                (Br. widow female w/egg sacs)                 (Bl. widow female w/ egg sac)     (images courtesy of Google) Spiders are quite extraordinary specimens in the animal kingdom and are beneficial to the environments they reside in. However, when an invasive species goes on a Napoleonic … More Aggressive Expansion