• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Pa-hay-okee Sound Gallery

Seminole bat

Seminole bat.

Photo courtesy of Porter Libby, U.S. Forest Service

Below, listen to the calls of a Seminole bat (Lasiurus seminolus) recorded at Pa-hay-okee. Afterwards, try a round of Name That Tune: Everglades Edition to see if you can identify the Seminole bat among various other natural sounds that are commonly heard in the park, or visit the main bat webpage to learn about how bats use echolocation to navigate and forage for food in the dark.

 

 
Acoustic monitoring sites in Everglades National Park.
Acoustic monitoring sites in Everglades National Park.

Did You Know?

Limestone

Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.