This note reports the netting of two individuals of the eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii) on two different dates at the entrance to Wyandotte Cave
, Crawford County, Indiana.
, a commercialized hibernaculum in Crawford County, has a high level of human visitation.
Chlorpyrifos (OP) was also detected in every Indiana myotis carcass and guano sample from Ray's Cave and Wyandotte Cave
, both important Indiana myotis hibernacula (Table 2).
Males have also been seen in Wyandotte Cave
Blatchley (1899) reported "tens of thousands" of little brown myotis, Vespertilio subulatus, (probably Indiana myotis) in Wyandotte Cave
. Hall (1962) noted Indiana myotis in seven caves in southern Indiana, but considered only four (Wyandotte, Ray's, Coon, and Grotto) to contain significant populations.
Nine of the 12 species of bats known from Indiana have been observed at Wyandotte Cave
during mist-netting or trapping at the entrance and by in-cave counts from 1953 to the present.
No woodrats were captured in Wyandotte Cave
or on four bluffs in Crawford (n = 3) and Harrison (n = 1) Counties.
Cope (1872) published on the cave fauna of Wyandotte Cave
, while Packard (1873) published on cave crayfish throughout the State.
Also, males have been found clustering with Myotis sodalis males in summer in Wyandotte Cave
in Crawford County.
In addition, four male gray myotis were found in Wyandotte Cave
on 26 July 1989.
Visitors are drawn to Marengo and Wyandotte caves
, Patoka Lake, Blue River, Carnes Mill Nature Preserve, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Hemlock Cliffs and Hoosier National Forest.
Nestled in the hills of the Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Wyandotte Caves
have fascinated visitors for more than 150 years.