The Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower


The Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower, or Perky’s Bat Tower, was built in 1929 by Richter Clyde Perky to help get rid of a very serious bug problem they had. Sadly, bats are very rare in the Florida Keys so it has never been inhabited by bats. This 30ft bat tower cost him 30,000 dollars to build! The good news is that Perky’s Bat Tower is currently inhabited by a pair of ospreys. Perky’s Bat tower is very pretty and, if a were a bat, I would want to live there. This place looks very interesting and I hope to visit it one day! If you would like to learn more about Perky’s Bat Tower, I found a very informative article on it. I hope that you will continue to lean more about the Sugarloaf Key Bat tower!

Perky's Bat Tower

Perky's bat Tower

 

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