Monday, June 08, 2009

Exit the bats!

Among many other things, Austin is known for it's Congress Avenue bridge bat colony. But just a little further north on I35, in my town, there is another bat colony. (note: click on the pictures for a larger version)

At dusk, you can see the bats emerge from the I35 overpass at McNeill.

According the the local Bat Conservation ladies, there are 1.8 million bats that make the overpass their summer home.

Even if you feel all "icky" about bats, you can't help being impressed by the sheer numbers and beauty of their evening exit.

Looking into the sky, you will see ribbons that go on forever.... it's amazing and, even better, it's free!

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