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The Weekly Wrap: October 30th - November 4th

Another week, another weekly wrap-up here at Open Spaces. You know the drill, simply click on the photo or the headline to check out an article you may have missed. Thanks for your continuing support of Open Spaces, the best nature and environment blog in government.

Looking Back: Grady Mann

Our Series on the history of the refuge system continues with wetlands hero Grady Mann:

White-nose Syndrome in Bats: A Truly Scary Halloween Story

Happy Halloween! All that costume scary stuff aside, the fact that bats come out at night isn’t nearly as scary—or as sad—as what’s happening to them every day. 

If you haven’t heard yet, there's a devastating disease called White-nose syndrome killing our bats.

Conservation=Commerce: The 3 BIG Numbers You Need to Know

Conservation = Commerce, what does THAT mean? Here are the three BIG numbers from the report that you need to know:

Let's Go Outside! Featured Refuge Events Week of November 1

The National Wildlife Refuge System has 555 refuges across the country, which means there’s always something going on! Each week, we feature some of the events on our Facebook or Twitter pages, but now we’re bringing them to you here as an easier way to access them in one place. Check out our list each week for ideas on what to do outside

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