Spend Friday the 13th with the Miami Bat Squad!

Ludlam Trail bat night

Friends of Ludlam Trail is proud to be partnering once again with the Miami Squad and Coral Gables Museum as we bring you Bat Night! What better time to learn more about the bats than spooky Friday the 13th!  We are only kidding of course, we love bats, and will use this night to help spread awareness of the bonneted bat and participate in important citizen science activities as we watch and listen for bats along the Granada golf course.

The night will be led by Miami Bat Squad Director Giselle Hosein who will provide the public with an educational talk centered on the bonneted bat, and how it plays a unique role in our local eco-system. In addition, we also have the pleasure of partnering with our great friends from Coral Gables Museum.  For those that didn’t know, Coral Gables Museum is hosting the Ludlam Trail 2020: Grassroots to Treetops exhibit from now until January 31. Be sure to check it out!

FOLT will be represented by non other than Diana Jaramillo.  Diana has been a dedicated volunteer towards FOLT with particular attention paid towards the corridor’s environmental and wildlife conservation.  Diana has led the charge in our goal to protect the highly endangered bonneted bat by volunteering her home as the first backyard to host a bat box and forming key partnerships with groups like the Miami Bat Squad.  Diana played a key role in the development of the year long Bat Box program which was awarded a $2,000 grant from The Binky Foundation. In the next coming months, bat boxes will be installed in 10 locations along the Ludlam corridor.

Many thanks to The Miami Bat Squad and Coral Gables Musuem in our efforts to conserve our local wildlife!  We hope to see you there!


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