About Lucy the Bat

Read a story about Lucy, a little brown bat, and learn more about bats


This is a story about a young little brown bat named Lucy who is growing up in the face of White Nose Syndrome, a devastating fungal disease that is affecting North America's hibernating bat species. The story follows the first months of Lucy's life from birth through hibernation and describes the skills and talents she will need to survive, including flights and echolocation.


Gallery of Bat Species Susceptible to WNS

Meet the WNS bats. These are some of the species most affected by white nose syndrome. Please do what you can to help us preserve these beautiful bats!

Ten Types of Bat are Susceptible to WNS so far:

  • Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)
  • Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus)
  • Tri-Colored Bats (Perimyotis subflavus)
  • Northern Long-Eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
  • Eastern Small-Footed Bat (Myotis leibii)
  • The Endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)
  • The Endangered Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens)
  • Southeastern Myotis (Myotis austroriparius)
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
  • The Endangered Virginia Big-Eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus)

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