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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
"...Bracken Cave, west of New Braunfels, yawns from the side..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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..."

June 15, 2012 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...15-million-gallon tank sprang a leak. Eleven years later, the cavern became one of the most unusual tourist attractions in..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...of Johnson City. They have even constructed an artificial bat cave to go with a natural cave on the..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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 Chron Events Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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

Day Trips
The Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area outside of Fredericksburg hosts a bat colony twice the size of our own
"...The reason? The 3 million bats that emerge from the former railroad tunnel every evening..."

Sept. 14, 2007 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

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