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 probably heard about the two UF Bat Barns and the Bat House located on Museum Road across the street from Lake Alice on the main campus. Its worthwhile stopping by right before dusk to watch the bats exit the bat houses. Check out the Museum of Natural History bat house website HERE.
UF also has another bat house at the Austin Carey Forest Campus. This “new” bat house was built in 2013 and replaces an older bat house on site. It is located within walking distance of the Stern Learning Center on this campus. Check out some of the photos I took of that bat house in 2019.
Learn more about Florida’s bats.
Conservation of Bats in Florida
Bats of Florida
Effective Bat Houses for Florida
Insect Pest Management Services Provided by Bats
Florida Bonneted Bats
Brazilian Free-tailed Bats
Southeastern Myotis Bat
Velvety Free-tailed Bat
Facts About Wildlife Diseases: Bats and Coronavirus