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Weather & Emergence Times

Bracken's Bats are back and soon we will have millions of baby bats in the cave.
Current emergence time is around 7:45pm. 

Sunny

95°F

Today

Sunny
Humidity: 36%
Wind: ENE at 9 mph
Sunset: 8:29 pm
Wednesday
Sunny
72°F / 98°F
Thursday
Mostly sunny
73°F / 99°F
Friday
Sunny
73°F / 98°F
Saturday
Sunny
73°F / 98°F

Bats and Doppler Weather Radar

Did you know that weather radar systems track bats through the night over Central Texas? When millions of Mexican free-tailed bats leave Bracken Cave and other roosts each summer evening to hunt down insect pests, they appear on radar images as great mobile clouds. The looped map below is in relative real time (2-10 minute lag).

Don't forget to come back and see this activity during emergence times!


Data source: Wunderground.com

 


 

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Last Updated: Friday, 25 April 2014
Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International