Central Florida’s humid, subtropical climate offers ideal habitat for big brown bats. Average temperatures range from the mid 60s°F (18°C) in winter to over 90°F (32°C) in summer. Lakes, swamps, and coastal areas provide drinking water.
Older human structures like barns, attics, and bridges offer roost sites. Tree roosts include palms and hardwoods with cavities like oak and cypress. Caves offer hibernacula sites during winter.
Plentiful insects provides sustenance during the warmer months. Open habitats like wetlands, pastures, and waterways give bats room to forage with less obstacles.