WNS Radio Interview on WABE 90.1
Airing 6 AM, April 9, 2014 on Atlanta’s WABE 90.1, Georgia Public Radio,
Black Diamond Tunnel sits just outside the city of Clayton in the northeast corner of Georgia.
In the mid-1800s, the tunnel was meant to be part of a train passageway connecting South Carolina to Ohio. After the breakout of the Civil War, construction stopped and never resumed.
Today, the man-made tunnel is the state’s largest known winter shelter for some of Georgia’s 16 bat species. It’s also the latest site in the state to fall victim to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that’s killed more than…