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Every Summer, Some 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats Migrate from Mexico

Twenty years ago, Richard Phillip Eckert and Virginia Eckert Garrett donated to The Nature Conservancy a cave near the small Hill Country town of Mason that is the site of an amazing natural phenomenon. Every summer, some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats migrate from Mexico to the cave to birth and raise their pups. And on most summer nights from roughly the middle of May through the middle of October, the public is invited to sit just a few feet from the bats as they emerge from the cave. continue reading »