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a little brown bat with white nose syndrome

A New Threat to Bats: White-Nose Syndrome

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Monitoring and protecting Missouri's bat populations.

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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Bat Control

Learn to prevent and control nuisance bats in your Missouri home or outbuildings.

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Bat Counts

See how bat surveys help us manage bats and caves around the state.

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Caving

Caving can be a great way to explore Missouri’s underground habitats and wildlife. Unfortunately, white-nose syndrome, a cave-bat-killing disease, has appeared in our state, requiring the closure of caves on conservation lands. Use this section to learn more about cave ecosystems, cave-dependent wildlife, and Missouri cave regulations.

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Cries in the Night

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There is much to learn about bats and their voices.

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Manage your Missouri caves to protect this endangered species.

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Photo of a gray myotis hanging from a cave ceiling.

Gray Myotis (Gray Bat)

Myotis grisescens
Gray myotises are difficult to distinguish from other mouse-eared bats. A key identifying feature of the gray myotis is that its wing is attached to the ankle and not at the base of the toes. It’s an endangered species.

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Photo of a gray myotis hanging from a cave ceiling.

Gray Myotis (Gray Bat)

Gray myotises once flourished in Missouri's limestone caves, especially caves within two miles of rivers, streams, or lakes. They are an endangered species.

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Photo of an Indiana myotis hanging from a cave ceiling.

Indiana Myotis (Indiana Bat)

Myotis sodalis
The Indiana myotis, or Indiana bat, summers along streams and rivers in north Missouri, raising its young under the bark of certain trees. It is an endangered species.

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