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This is a live view of the two artificial bat roosts on the University of Florida campus across from Lake Alice on Museum Road. The Bat House, right, was constructed in 1991. The Bat Barn, left, was built in 2010. Bats may be viewed emerging from the structures after sunset from this webcam. During the day, bats may be viewed via a webcam inside the Bat House. Because fewer bats live in the Bat Barn, the webcam there shows much less activity.

Best times for viewing:

Viewings are best on cloudy days, and are most spectacular during summer months. The bats normally emerge after sunset, before total darkness on calm, warm evenings when temperatures are above 65 degrees F.

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View recorded videos of activity inside the Bat House and the bats emerging at dusk.