NatureSeek Blog

Austin Bats June 12, 2011

If you’ve never seen the bats that emerge from under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin, you are missing out. Every evening at dusk, between 750,000 to 1.5 million mexican free-tailed bats emerge from grooves that run the length of the bridge to feast on 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects. And if you’ve ever experienced a summer in Texas, this fact alone is enough to warrant bat conservation. (more…)