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Texas' Top Natural Wonders: Devil's Sinkhole

Devil’s Sinkhole “Many years ago, I was a part-time park ranger for Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area. On weekend evenings,…

Texas' top bat viewing sites

Observing bats emerge from their roosts is one of the most exciting encounters that nature has to offer. Texas happens…

Bat Fest

At dusk nearly every night in summer, the hot muggy air encompassing downtown Austin suddenly fills with 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats—forming…

Symbols of Texas

As far as nicknames go, it could be one of the most famous in the world—or at least us Texans…

To the Bat Cave!

I’m thinking to myself, “That cave doesn’t look big enough for all those bats.”

Texas bats receive clean bill of health

A recent survey of Texas caves turned up good news for the state’s bat population: According to the Texas Parks…

10 Migratory Hotspots

See related: State of Great Migration ‘Shorebirds at Bolivar Flats, near Galveston, year-round. See some of the largest concentrations of…

To the Bat Cave!

Bruce Wayne has nothing on Austin’s 1.5-million-strong population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Talk about overcoming obstacles! In the 1980s, shortly after setting…

Going Batty in Texas

The tornado struck with scant warning at sunset, leaving a bevy of onlookers breathless—and the local bug population decimated. Pouring…

Texas Gone Batty

According to Bat Conservation International, Texas currently hosts 32 bat species. Summer evenings are the best time to observe these…
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