Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It has come time to write about bats. Yes bats. We have our very own bat crack! Who needs Carlesbad Caverns to see bats? There is a colony that returns every spring to inhabit a slender crack between two old buildings here. The dusk brings them out to look for bugs and they come out in droves. It is the sound you hear first. The high pitched chirps as they begin to stir, then the rustling as they make their way to the dying light. Just before nightfall they begin, only a few at first, then they begin to spill from the crack and fill the sky. Last summer it began to attract a following and many people gathered to sit on their tailgates to watch the show or photograph the hundreds of bats that appear nightly.

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