The Natural and Batty Bracken Cave

Bats in Bracken Cave

You have probably seen the Batman movies, and even if you haven’t, you’ve at least heard of him. From reading all of the comics and watching the movies, you know that Batman operates in his bat cave. In the real world, we might not find Batman, but we can find his bat cave.

Bracken Cave

Take an adventure out in Comal County, Texas into the wonderous Bracken Cave. Once you enter, be prepared to witness more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Finding out that this is the world’s largest bat colony can feel overwhelming, but it’s also a wonderful sight to see.

During the daytime, feel free to take a tour through the historic caves and discover the underground world of natural beauty; 180 feet below ground to be exact. View ancient formations that are still growing today, such as the chandeliers and the soda straws. You won’t have to walk the caves alone because you’ll have a knowledgeable tour guide. They will walk you through the science and history that looms in your journey. Picture taking is encouraged since nothing in the cave ever stays the same.

Once dusk arrives, put your phone down for a moment.  Your world will be flooded by spiraling creatures taking the flight to begin their day; a true picture of nature taking its course. You will want to witness with your own eyes, not your screen.

Visit the cave

Feel free to visit the cave anytime of the year, though the bats are only there for the summer months. During the winter and fall months, they migrate south to stay warm. There are other things to do while your down by the caves, so feel free to explore! Plan your visit today to Bracken Cave today and discover a whole new world that you thought you could only see in a Batman movie.

Amanda is a current student at UTDallas, studying Emerging Media and Communications. She got her Associates in Journalism at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and decided to finish her degree in Dallas. She likes to read, blog, and eating at new places. She enjoys traveling and learning about history and culture.

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