We have noticed that there are a lot fewer bats around this summer than there have been in the past; most likely the "White Nose Syndrome" has come to the area around Lake Wicwas. In years past we had a constant stream of bats flying around the waterfront at, or around dark on every warm summer evening - too many to count. This year, if we see any, it's only a couple for just a few minutes. And it's sad, not just for the fun of watching them, and for the bat population, but also for the insect population, as a bat can eat its weight in insects every night.
|Little Brown Bat|
Next weekend is the Lake Wicwas Association annual meeting - Saturday at 9:30am at the Meredith Center Fire Station; we hope to see everyone there!