Gaining knowledge to best protect this species.

  • Identify habitat areas that are prime for roosting sites
  • Understand the diet of urban-based Florida bonneted bats
  • Understand how noise and light pollution impact bat populations


Raising awareness based on our research.

  • Help the public understand how everyday activities can impact structures where these amazing creatures roost
  • Train Bat Walk Ambassadors to lead community walks that provide direct nature experiences and insights into this unique species
  • Generate support for bat houses in public spaces
  • Conserve open foraging space


Creating safe habitats.

  • Research new bat house designs for urban environments
  • Reduce everyday disturbances and decrease conflicts with homeowners by installing specially designed bat houses in public spaces

The Florida Bonneted Bat is a Federally endangered species. Due to their protective status, placement of target bat houses on private property is discouraged.

There are other ways to make a difference. Make a donation to support our work or install a bat house designed for other local species.

Hashtag live feed

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  • Hashtag: “#OurEndangeredNeighbor”

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Bat houses

Install 20 hurricane-resistant bat houses in critical roosting areas by 2021

Bat Walk Ambassadors

Train and support over 120 Bat Walk Ambassadors


Engaging local citizens

Engage over 3,600 local citizens per year