HARRISBURG (AP) – Wildlife biologists in Pennsylvania are looking for some help counting Appalachian bats.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a release Thursday that the summer bat count will help scientists determine the impact of White-Nose Syndrome, a disease that has been killing off millions of bats in northeastern and central states.

The Game Commission says Scout groups, 4-H clubs, local environmental organizations, and individual homeowners can all participate in the bat count. Pennsylvania’s two most common bat species – the little brown bat and the big brown bat – use buildings as a place for females to raise their young during the summer.

For more information on how to help with the bat survey, visit the Game Commission website:

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