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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

Find Missouri caves that are open to the public, as well as info on cave formation, cave-dependent wildlife, state cave regulations and caving groups.

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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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Eastern Pipistrelle

Perimyotis subflavus (Pipistrellus subflavus)
One of the few kinds of mammals that people can watch, bats have suffered from misinformation and superstition for years. The only mammals capable of true flight, bats are greatly important in the natural scheme of things.

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Gray Bat

Myotis grisescens
Gray bats are difficult to distinguish from little brown bats and Indiana bats. The key identifying feature of the gray bat is that its wing is attached to the ankle and not at the base of the toes.

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Manage your Missouri caves to protect this endangered species.

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Indiana Bat

Myotis sodalis
Indiana bats summer along streams and rivers in north Missouri, raising their young under bark of certain trees. They are listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state of Missouri.

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