Hope this is an ok request (and sorry for the cross-posting with North America Facebook page). I’m planning on going to Miami for a conference at the start of June, and then adding a day and a half on at the end for mammaling. I thought I’d ask here for advice on where I might go. I’ll obviously read the reports on the site too, and consult Vladimir’s book – so this is more for up-to-date info, and particularly information on sites near Miami and that are good in the summer (most reports are from the winter, I guess for good reason!). I’ll rent a car and could stay out of the city for one night (or two at a push). My most desired species (in order from more realistic through to less) are:
Manatee (just to see, rather than swim with; aware that they’re harder to see in the summer)
Southern flying squirrel
Eastern spotted skunk
Round tailed muskrat
North Atlantic right whale
Any suggestions for where to look (or who to reach out to) would be ace. And please do feel free to message directly (ben DOT balmford AT gmail DOT com) if you’d rather not post publicly.