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  • A grey bird with irrodescent coloring on its neck
    The passenger pigeon went extinct in the early 20th century. Photo by Tim Lenz, CC BY 2.0.

    The passenger pigeon and unforeseen consequences

    September 4, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. I’ve often spoken of white nose syndrome, the mysterious ailment killing thousands of bats in the northeast which is working its way southward. One of the myriad questions surrounding this affliction is what the death of thousands of bats means for the greater natural community, including human health, considering the volume of insects bats consume and that an impact on one part of a community can reverberate throughout, possibly with serious unforeseen consequences.  Learn more...

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