This park may not scratch the itch for a strenuous hike, but it comes as close as possible if you’ve only got a few hours to spare.
The birds at Brackenridge Park have many supporters, some of whom were upset to see City crews trimming trees and removing nests in recent weeks.
Grant Ellis has worked for the City of San Antonio since 2011.
Bracken Cave, home to the world's largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats, is no longer threatened by the development of a 4,500-unit housing development over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone in the direct flight path of the mammals.
Government Hill is a work in progress.