Bonnie Miles is a bat rehabilitator. She is working to help Virginia bat populations rebound from the impact of a deadly fungus.
Miles nurses baby bats back to health at her home in Lynchburg. When the tiny bats come to her, they weigh only a fraction of an ounce.
The Virginia Bureau of Wildlife Resources says bats are “a natural pesticide in our environment.”
Losses since 2007 are costing farmers millions and concerns over mosquito-borne Zika virus has refocused attention on these night flyers.