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The moon is rising and the bats will be out soon, thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats that take flight around dusk. Estimates vary on how many bats live in the flood-control tunnel.
A sign on metal bars above the tunnel says there are 5,000. Bat biologist Angie McIntire says the number is probably closer to 10,000 or 20,000. The bats come here to raise their young and will fly back to Mexico to spend the winter.
Join us as we view the bats leaving their roost to hunt insects. It is a 5 minute walk, .2 miles, along the canal to the entrance where the bats emerge.
Join us beforehand for dinner at Chelsea's Kitchen. The reservation will be made for 5:15 pm. We will leave Chelsea's parking lot and proceed to a parking area that is closer to the Bat Cave. CLICK HERE to view the simple route. Once parked, we will access the canal and walk to the Bat Cave.
Noises will frighten the bats and can prevent them from emerging. PLEASE KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN so that the viewing can be enjoyed by all present.
There is no DA fee for this event
Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at:
(text only) 602-708-9691 (text only)