Live Oak, Florida: Giant Bat House

Hundreds of thousands of bats usually depart each night at sunset, an event that can take 10 to 15 minutes.

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Address:
3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL
Directions:
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Entrance is on the west side of US Hwy 129, either four miles south of I-75 exit 451, or 4.5 miles north of I-10 exit 283. Once inside the Park, ask for directions to the Bat House.
Hours:
Access to the site may be restricted at times. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
386-364-1683
Admission:
Varies, free for registered campers.
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Bat House.

Giant Bat House

Located inside a privately owned campground and music park, the Giant Bat House is home to hundreds of thousands of bats that usually depart each night at sunset, but they are very temperature-sensitive and may stay "home" on exceptionally cold or hot evenings. Most bat-watchers arrive about 30 minutes before sunset with a plan to throw Frisbees or some other exercise for kids. Once the bats begin to depart, the event lasts 10 to 15 minutes. On warmer nights the bats tend to depart when it's later (and darker), and can be difficult to see.

[Charles Cornett, 02/18/2018]

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