|Fringed Myotis Bat|
|Townsend's Big-eared Bat|
The Little Brown Bat is threatened in Eastern Canada by a fungus called White Nose Syndrome. White nose syndrome has killed whole colonies of bats while they hibernate for the winter. Other bats are also susceptible, including the Big Brown Bat, which is another of our native species. Although White Nose Syndrome hasn't spread further east than Ontario in Canada and Missouri in the US, it does seem to be slowly heading our way. There are no signs that the fungus responsible for white nose syndrome is dangerous to humans, but there is no question that it is deadly to bats. The things you can do to help are to become a bat super hero and to make sure our bat populations here are healthy by giving bats new options like bat boxes when excluding them from your house or attic.