The bats that used to arrive in mid-March are now showing up in early March, a likely sign of warmer temperatures arriving sooner in the spring.
The largest colony of bats in the world makes it home a mere 45 minutes away from downtown San Antonio at the Bracken Cave.
San Antonio’s May 9 municipal elections already offer plenty of reasons to turn out at the polls: Voters will elect a mayor, 10 City Council members, and could be voting yes or no on improved pay for elected city officials and other proposed City Charter reforms. Some city voters also will elect school board trustees.
Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a periodic series exploring regional issues of interest or importance outside San Antonio.
From March through October, the Bracken Cave is home to a nursery colony of nearly 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats – the largest colony and concentration of mammals on Earth.