The Transylvania Times -

A Conversation About Bat Conservation


March 26, 2018

Courtesy photo

Wildlife Service biologists search for bats.

It really wasn't much of a mine. It was definitely not what you'd think of as an industrial mine, more like a mom-and-pop mine.

I've been in mines that still had had remnant mine car tracks and wooden beams from floor to ceiling. This particular mine, near the South Carolina line, was maybe 100 feet deep, straight into the side of a mountain. There were no side tunnels, no curious features, just straight in and out.

Though maybe a little dull as mines go, this hole in the earth was important for the tri-colored bats hanging from the ceiling, hibernating. Tri-colored bats are currently b...

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