Thursday, September 19, 2013

bats on congress




If you visit Austin between March and early fall, head to the Congress Street Bridge around 8pm to see the bats emerge on their nightly flight. The narrow deep openings underneath the bridge are said to house some 750,000 to 1 million bats, making it the largest urban colony in North America. (They migrate north from Mexico, giving birth to their pups in June!) It's pretty wild, I've never witnessed anything quite like it. 

9 comments:

  1. Love these photos!! I saw the bats when I was a kid, but when I was in Austin this June I didn't have time. Definitely something I want to see again!

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  2. This is insane (in a really, really cool way)!

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  3. I love the shot of everyone looking up. How cool!

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  4. Great photos! I would have been soooo creeped out though. A bat once flew into my hair!

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  5. EEp that is weird..yet the pics are strangely beautiful!

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  6. Who knew? What an incredible sight!

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  7. How did i miss this when I was in Austin a few springs ago? So neat!

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