As part of our volunteer service as trainees with Texas Master Naturalists, hubby and I spend some of our Friday evenings out helping to man the information table for the bats at McNeil Bridge in Round Rock.
The McNeil Bridge has over a
1,800,000 Mexican Free Tailed bats that come out every evening from Spring till
October which is when they migrate back to Mexico.
It is an awesome
sight to watch them fly out from under the bridge in their particularly
While we are there we hand out information flyers on
the bats and we are learning from other, more seasoned members of our group, to
answer questions about the bats when curious onlookers show up to watch the bats
in the evening.
There is another more well known "bat bridge" farther
south of us and that is the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin but it really has
no more bats than the McNeil bridge, it is just better known.
below tells more about the Mexican Free Tailed Bat. It also mentions Congress
Avenue Bridge in Austin.
Mexican Free Tailed Bat