New River Gorge National River: White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Park Bats

New River Gorge National River has detected the presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in central Fayette County, West Virginia. This winter National Park Service wildlife biologist Mark Graham observed bats flying out of several of the park’s abandoned mine portals in the middle of the day. “It was the wrong time of year and definitely the wrong time of day for healthy bats to be coming out of the mines rather than hibernating,” said Graham.