Though bats in Texas appear untouched by a fungus that has decimated populations in the Northeast and Midwest, the disease is spreading west. Now, however, researchers have a powerful tool to track the spread of the disease. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas. ♦
COVER: Bats emerge at sunset from the Congress Street Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin. Researchers say bat in Texas have so far been unaffected by fungus that has wiped populations elsewhere in the United States. PHOTO by J. GRIFFIN STEWART
— MOSE BUCHELE reports for KUT News and StateImpact Texas where this story was originally broadcast. It is made available here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.