Florida Bonneted Bat
The Florida bonneted bat is found nowhere in the world but south Florida. At night they fly high in the sky, feeding on insects. During the day, they sleep in pine and palm tree cavities, beneath barrel tile roofs, and in bat houses. They are listed as endangered in the United States.
Loss of habitat is their biggest threat,
including the destruction of natural roost
sites and hurricane damage.
How You Can Help
- Report sightings to aid researchers
- Attend a local Bat Walk to learn more about this species
- Plant native flowers to attract insects
- Spread the word about Bat Week!
They are the largest bat species in Florida, about the size of a chipmunk.
Attend a local Bat Walk to learn more protecting our crops and lowering about this species pesticide use.
Females typically only give birth to one pup each year.
Learn more by visiting FloridaBonnetedBat.org