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If Bats Perish, Where Does That Leave Us?

Scientists scramble as a fatal fungus finally reaches a major bat sanctuary

EEveryone is worried about the bats. There are so many species with so many characteristics, and yet one disease is killing so many of them. It’s called white-nose syndrome, so named because it leads to the appearance of a white fungus — Pseudogymnoascus destructans



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Kelsey McKinney

Kelsey McKinney is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, and many others.