The Texas Department of Agriculture fined the Star S Ranch near Mason this week for two violations of pesticide drift at the Eckert James River Bat Cave.
A fungal disease that has devastated bat populations across the eastern half of the United States has spread as far south as Kendall County.
Between 1,500 and 3,000 bat enthusiasts are expected to gather to watch the cloud of Mexican free-tail bats embark to feast on the city’s plentiful bugs and insects.
On Tuesday, Aug.
The largest colony of bats in the world makes it home a mere 45 minutes away from downtown San Antonio at the Bracken Cave.
Hundreds of hopeful bat gazers perched themselves on and around the Camden Street bridge in downtown San Antonio on Tuesday night, but the bats were a no show.
It’s 7 p.m. and the air is soft and still, the afternoon haze dissolving into the whisper of dusk.
If you haven’t been to the Museum Reach recently, this walk is for you.
Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a periodic series exploring regional issues of interest or importance outside San Antonio.
Like me, you might think you can picture 10, 15, or 20 million bats emerging from a cave before you actually see it – and maybe you can. But seeing it in person is just …