Fungus dangerous to bats detected at two Minnesota state parks

A fungus dangerous to bats has been confirmed at Soudan Underground Mine State Park and Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The fungus is known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is harmful and mostly can be fatal to hibernating bats and has decimated bat populations in the eastern portions of the United States and Canada.