Emergences - Merlin Tuttle

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Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) emerging from Bracken Cave. This cave shelters the world's largest remaining bat colony, some 10 - 20 million bats. They consume 100 to 200 tons of insects nightly, mostly crop pests, a huge benfit to Texas farmers. Emergences

DSC05826Bracken Cave emergenceBrazilian freetailed bats Tadarida brasiliensisMerlin Tuttle's Bat ConservationMolossidaeSeptember2017uploadTexasU.S.cavecave roost