bats

Guest Blog: Save a Bat, Plant an Agave

Migrating long-nosed bats and their reliance on agave and columnar cacti is akin in scale and connectedness to monarchs and milkweed. They need it to survive. Léalo en español

Freeport-McMoRan: Bat Heroes of the Southwest

In the deserts of Arizona, one of the three pollinating bat species in the United States—the lesser long-nosed bat—got a boost to its habitat during Bat Week 2018 with the help of Freeport-McMoRan and its conservation partners.

What a Bat Monitor Can Teach Us About Inclusion

While we always support and advocate for the PhDs, the professors and the experts, we should never forget to empower and embrace the amateurs, the innovators and the tinkerers.

The Importance of Pollinators

Pollinators play a special role in native ecosystems and in managed agricultural systems, but have slowly suffered from loss of habitat and diseases.

Bats and Birds Will Eat Your Mosquitos

Hate mosquitos? You are not alone! Luckily, nature has provided us with many natural mosquito predators to help keep them under control.

A Breakthrough Discovery About White-Nose Syndrome

Finally, there is some hopeful news in the battle against white-nose syndrome! Last week a team of researchers from UC San Francisco and Brown University published a ground-breaking study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about white-nose syndrome. This disease, which is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has devastated cave-dwelling bat […]

Ideas for Celebrating National Pollinator Week

From wildflower-covered landfill caps to agricultural field buffers, no-mow office parks and reclaimed quarries, WHC-certified programs provide habitat for pollinators. These habitats are outdoor classrooms where communities learn how to identify butterflies, plant gardens that provide nectar to hummingbirds, and create shelter and nesting substrate for native bees. National Pollinator Week is a time to […]