Bracken Bat Cave, Home to World's Largest Bat Colony, Opens to Public Tours
Posted on April 13, 2012
The Bracken Bat Cave in Comal County, Texas, which has the world's largest bat colony, opens to public tours for the first time this summer. The cave is home to over 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats.
Bat Conservation International (BCI) partnered with Natural Bridge Caverns to open the Bracken Bat Flight tour to raise awareness about bats and their importance to our ecosystem. BCI says, "The Bracken colony consumes tons of insects each night and plays an important role in pest control, helping farmers control moths, beetles and insects that destroy corn, cotton and other crops."
The cost per person is $24.99. A portion of the proceeds supports stewardship and conservation of the Bracken site. You can find out details at Natural Bridge Caverns. Take a look:
Photo: PRNewsFoto/Natural Bridge Caverns
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