bats http://tpr.org en Bat Education On Museum Reach Reveals Different Eating Patterns For Bachelor Bats http://tpr.org/post/bat-education-museum-reach-reveals-different-eating-patterns-bachelor-bats <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio River Authority is again offering its bat educational program on the Museum Reach to raise awareness about the bats’ relationship to our environment.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the SARA’s fifth year for "<a href="https://www.sara-tx.org/events/community_events.php">Bat Loco</a>," an informational program that coincides with the bats’ colonization after their return to South Texas from Mexico.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:07:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 35047 at http://tpr.org Bat Education On Museum Reach Reveals Different Eating Patterns For Bachelor Bats The Source: Saving Bat Colony All About Finding The Money http://tpr.org/post/source-saving-bat-colony-all-about-finding-money <p>The future of the <a href="http://www.batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/bracken-bat-cave/subcategory.html?layout=subcategory&amp;utm_campaign=bracken&amp;utm_source=external&amp;utm_medium=redirect" target="_blank">Bracken Bat cave</a>&nbsp;is far from resolved. The cave, which has the largest maternal bat colony in the world, made news last summer when Galo Properties announced a planned housing development near the cave. The announcement caused an uproar from both water conservation and bat advocates.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:04:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 32523 at http://tpr.org The Source: Saving Bat Colony All About Finding The Money The Return Of Bracken Bats Is Good News For Texas Farmers http://tpr.org/post/return-bracken-bats-good-news-texas-farmers <p>After their winter trip south, Mexican free-tailed bats are returning to the Bracken Bat Cave in Central Texas in larger numbers, which is good news for South Texas agriculture.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats make their summer home at the Bracken Cave just north of San Antonio, and farmers in South Texas rely on them to swarm across their farmland and eat the insects that can destroy crops.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:51:32 +0000 Eileen Pace 28807 at http://tpr.org The Return Of Bracken Bats Is Good News For Texas Farmers Bat Colony Discovered In Lackland Dorm http://tpr.org/post/bat-colony-discovered-lackland-dorm <p>Bat experts have determined a bat colony has established itself inside the walls of a 45-year-old dorm building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 200 </span>Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recruits are on a rabies vaccine regimen after several bats were discovered in their dorm a couple of weeks ago. But the building is huge, and although the dorms were secured and entrances sealed off, it took experts a longer time to find the bat colony that was discovered over the weekend.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:22:45 +0000 Eileen Pace 25740 at http://tpr.org Bat Colony Discovered In Lackland Dorm JBSA-Lackland Trainees Vaccinated For Rabies http://tpr.org/post/jbsa-lackland-trainees-vaccinated-rabies <p><strong>Update (1/22 1045 a.m.):</strong> The following statement was released this morning in regard to the bat that was caught and tested for rabies:</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:45:23 +0000 Eileen Pace 25383 at http://tpr.org JBSA-Lackland Trainees Vaccinated For Rabies Bracken Bat Cave Gets Reprieve After Developer Opts Out Of Surrounding Property http://tpr.org/post/bracken-bat-cave-gets-reprieve-after-developer-opts-out-surrounding-property <p>A tentative buyer has declined to purchase the property -- known as Crescent Hills -- adjacent to the Bracken Bat Cave and now a coalition of potential buyers is hoping to acquire the land to preserve it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coalition is a loosely-knit group of people and organizations who want to see the land surrounding the bat cave permanently preserved instead of being open for development of houses and commercial activity.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:40:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 24850 at http://tpr.org Bracken Bat Cave Gets Reprieve After Developer Opts Out Of Surrounding Property Watch 10 Million Bats Emerge At Bracken Bat Cave -- From Your Couch http://tpr.org/post/watch-10-million-bats-emerge-bracken-bat-cave-your-couch <p>You usually have to sign up to go out to the Bracken Bat Cave to see the world's largest bat colony leave the confines of their cave home for the night, but now you can just pull up a website.</p><p>The <a href="http://batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/bracken-bat-cave/bracken-webcam.html" target="_blank">Bracken "Bat Cam" is now live</a> -- though there isn't much to see early in the day -- and the bats begin their exodus at about 7:30 p.m.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Chris Eudaily 18706 at http://tpr.org Watch 10 Million Bats Emerge At Bracken Bat Cave -- From Your Couch Bat Walks A New Downtown Tuesday Attraction http://tpr.org/post/bat-walks-new-downtown-tuesday-attraction <p>The bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin are a popular visitor attraction, but San Antonio now has its own bat population large enough to show off along the San Antonio Riverwalk.</p><p>The Paseo del Rio Association, the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Bat Conservation International are hosting Bat Loco, an informative series of bat walks, now through mid-August to raise awareness of&nbsp; the importance of bats in our ecosystem.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:53:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 15142 at http://tpr.org Bat Walks A New Downtown Tuesday Attraction SAWS Stands Firm In Decision To Serve Neighborhood Near Bracken Bat Cave http://tpr.org/post/saws-stands-firm-decision-serve-neighborhood-near-bracken-bat-cave <p>A trio of opponents against a proposed community near the Bracken Bat Cave once again appealed to the San Antonio Water System to rescind its decision to provide the area with water and sewer service.</p><p>The board made that decision in March, and by law is required to provide service to developments in its coverage area.</p><p>SAWS spokesperson Greg Flores said the water provider is not backing down from its position.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:13:27 +0000 Ryan Loyd 14198 at http://tpr.org SAWS Stands Firm In Decision To Serve Neighborhood Near Bracken Bat Cave Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy http://tpr.org/post/aquifer-alliance-says-saws-has-alternative-bat-cave-controversy <p>The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality can issue a variance to its rule that SAWS provide water to the Crescent Hills Subdivision, which is located near the Bracken Bat Cave.</p><p>SAWS has said it has no choice but to provide the sewer and water mains because of its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, but GEAA Executive Director Annalisa Peace said the group's attorneys have research the issue and say the TCEQ can change the certificate at the request of SAWS.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:12:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 14084 at http://tpr.org Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy