Bat Viewing

When
Friday, October 11, 2019 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
Where
Fort Cooper State Park

3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness FL 34450

Directions

Pavilion

Fees

Entrance to the park is $3 per vehicle (up to 8 people), payable at the front gate. Cash only, please.

Description

Come join us for a Bat Viewing at Fort Cooper State Park.

For your safety, wear close-toed shoes for the short walk to our HUGE bat condo. We will meet at the Pavilion at 6:45 p.m. At sundown, we will watch as the bats swarm out of their house for their nightly flight and meal. Florida's bats are the primary predators of night-flying insects, consuming millions of bugs each night. Even a small colony of just 100 bats can eat up to 200,000 insects in a single night or 65 million insect pests each year! It is estimated that there are over 5,000 bats residing in Fort Cooper's Bat House. Pesticide-free, cost-free insect control!

Suggested items to bring along are water, insect repellant, flashlight and a camera. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

Participant Requirements

Contact
penny.wilson@floridadep.gov