Austin Rocks: Summer Means Bats

As springtime pushes through in the northern hemisphere, we can all stretch our winter-weary brains and appreciate new life, warmer temperatures, budding plants, and the promise of summer. There are special foods that can only mean warm weather …. there is NO substitute for a fresh Texas peach …. and there are special only-in-summer activities, like hanging out to watch thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats in downtown Austin that swarm out at dusk for bug-hunting. The largest urban bat colony in North America lives under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge from roughly April to November; it’s a ritual on summer evenings to

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