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Day Trips: Bracken Cave and Other Bat Caves
The bat colonies around Texas are swollen with mothers and their pups emerging for the nightly feeding frenzy, making for spectacular shows
" entrance to an underground home for millions of bats. As darkness descends over the rugged landscape, the Mexican..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Legislators introduce a bill to protect endangered Texas bats.
"...tell most of the good people of Austin about bats: The fact that the Texas Hill Country is a..."

April 6, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Day Trips
Bracken Bat Cave outside of New Braunfels is home to the world's largest bat colony
"...Bracken Bat Cave outside of New Braunfels is home to the..."

June 15, 2012 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Local Critters Struggle Through Wet Weather
Austin, Hill Country's animals getting hammered by rains, other harsh conditions
"'s most familiar – Tadarida brasiliensis, the Mexican free-tailed bats that roost and raise their young under the Ann..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
Baseball, bats, obits, no buts, and environmental action figure into this year-end wrap-up.
"...was a home run hitter's dream, especially for visiting batters. Fans flocked to the new brick-and-limestone stadium to see..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Postmarks Scandal!
"...Alice Powell Bats!..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Column

Like Bats Out of Heaven
EarthShare of Texas invites you to enjoy bats, birds, and barbecue
"...You know that there are approximately 2 million bats under Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge, right? That’s why so..."

May 15, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

News Roundup
Your Monday morning news update
"...Austin Leadership Advocacy Council, who reminded activists that the battle for reproductive justice isn’t over. “We know women’s health..."

Oct. 20, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Luv Doc Recommends: 2nd Annual Batfest
Congress Avenue Bridge, Saturday, September 2, 2006
"...but leave the Eagle alone. If the folks at Bat Conservation International have their way, Texas’ mascot may change..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

9 Texas Day Trips That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road
We dip our toe in the nearly 1,500 columns from our resident day tripper
"...Bracken Cave San Antonio"

May 13, 2019 Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Res Publica
Civic calendar of events, Aug. 25-Sept. 1
"...BATFEST Bat lovers fill the Congress Avenue bridge with vendors,..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Column

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Daytripping in the age of stay-at-home orders
" home to the world’s largest maternity colony of bats. When the more than 15 million Mexican free-tail bats..."

April 28, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
" an Eastside parking lot, which briefly became an international story. See Morales Murder Update."..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature

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