A Hill Country bat preserve will reopen to the public a little more than a year after a cloud of pesticide drifted over cave visitors from a nearby ranch.
While working to formalize an agreement under which the Star S Ranch would stop spraying pesticides that drift onto the preserve, the Eckert James River Bat Cave missed its usual mid-May opening date.
Funds from companies responsible for a massive oil spill will be used to preserve habitat for sea turtles on South Padre Island.
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.
The Nature Conservancy of Texas decided to close the Eckert James River Bat Cave to the public two months early.
Like many artists across the globe, Alex Beard uses his work to enact change.
Globally, one in nine people do not have access to clean and safe water.
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.