|'Citizen scientist' finds rare bat roost|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CORAL GABLES — Weeks of searching for a roost for the rare Florida bonneted bat around a Coral Gables golf course, with scores of volunteers training smart phones and iPads to the night sky to detect high-frequency calls, ended quietly early one morning last month when a lone dog walker heard a call coming from a nearby house.
Tucked in between barrel tiles of the rundown vacant house a block from the greens, the roost is the first documented in Southeast Florida, according to wildlife officials.
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