Under the supervision of UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Agent Ken Gioeli, Florida Master Naturalists Patricia Sposato and Richard Knott conducted a survey of bats in the bridges of St Lucie County. Using aural and visual techniques, they… Read More
That’s right. The University of Florida has more than one bat house and occupancy rates are high. UF is known for its Gators as well as its large occupied bat houses. Campus visitors and everyone living on campus… Read More
From Hollywood movies to Halloween celebrations, bats have a reputation as spooky, vile creatures to be avoided. The novel coronavirus has deepened the disdain and fear some people hold toward bats around the world. Although bats are associated… Read More
Last week we began to provide backyard habitat instead of looking for them. We started with bluebird houses, and many of you have been successful at this – cool! This week we are looking at another neighborhood creature… Read More
Landscape activities have already begun in our Panhandle counties with cleanup, mulching, raking, and pruning. Our mild temperatures and days with sunshine spur us to jump into our landscape preparations for the spring growing season. This year before… Read More
From pest control to pollination, learn why bats are essential to our ecosystem. More…
Bats have had a bad reputation as blood-sucking flying rodents for years, but some facts about these nocturnal creatures may surprise you.