With the growing number of detections of White Nose Syndrome and Pd (the fungus responsible)  in Washington State, the BC Community Bat Program (https://bcbats.ca) is asking for the public’s help in reporting dead or sick bats. From November 1 through May 31 (WNS surveillance period), if possible, collect the dead bat (without touching them with bare hands) and wrap with a paper towel and place in a plastic zip lock bag. Contact your local bat program by calling 1-855-922-2287 or emailing kootenay@bcbats.ca Refrigerate the specimen or freeze if it will be longer than 48 hours before the bat is picked up. White Nose Syndrome is a fungus that is not harmful to humans.

BC Community Bat Program