CWA boundary:

Withlachoochee Caves map

County: Citrus
Total Area: 2.93 acres
Closure Dates: April 15 – August 15 and December 15 – March 15
Focal Species: tricolored bat, southeastern myotis
Six caves within Withlacoochee State Forest are important sites for bats to give birth and raise young, and for winter hibernation.  These sites have 2 separate closure seasons to protect bats during the maternity season and also during hibernation.    

Tricolored bat

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Florida is a peninsula, which contributes to the number of invasive species affecting our ecosystem.

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