New Florida Trip (nothing much to) Report
I spent a 3 days in Florida after Christmas. It was mainly to take my kids to Harry Potter World, but I tried to squeeze in some mammal watching too. It was, though, very squeezed and I didn’t see anything notable.
I spent an hour at Coral Gables Golf Course in Miami at dusk. A few years ago this was a good site for Florida Bonneted Bats (they have audible echolocation) but I didn’t hear a squeak, though my son spotted one bat, species unknown. Perhaps the colony has gone? Does anyone know…
I also spent a couple of hours at night and dawn up and down Flying Cow Road near West Palm Beach. The road runs alongside the west bank of a canal (with a gated community on the east side, which made me a bit nervous when I was spotlighting!). This is reported to be a location for Roundtailed Muskrats. I saw several burrows and may have heard an animal plop into the canal at dawn, but I didn’t see any. One to return for.