Author Archives: phillip.ellison

WNS Confirmed in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today confirmed the presence of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease fatal to several bat species, in four Illinois counties. The University of Illinois- Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), the United States Forest Service (USFS)-Shawnee National Forest, the University of Illinois’ Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UIVDL), and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center-Madison, WI (NWHC) assisted in the discovery of WNS which was detected in LaSalle County in north-central Illinois, Monroe County in southwestern Illinois, and Hardin and Pope Counties in extreme southern Illinois.

Click here for full story.

Next Meeting

Day: first Wednesday of each month

Location: Parkinson Auditorium on SIU-C Campus – go up the steps and turn left. The 2nd or 3rd room. Follow the mud trail.

Time: 7:00 PM