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Bat Walk

4:30p to 6:30p
Thu, October 27, 2022
(915) 444-9121

Curious about our friendly neighborhood sky monkeys? A little scared of the flying "vampires?" Can't wait to embrace the night life of a super hero? Wherever you stand when it comes to bats, join us to learn more about these often misunderstood critters and hopefully spot one as it embarks on its nightly dinner hunt.

We will begin the evening with a short presentation about bats at the Interpretive building in the  Tom Mays unit to learn more about our local flying mammals. Ask questions, bust some myths, and meet our local friends. 

Afterwards we will car pool down to the Nature Walk for a bat walk. This will be a short and easy walks (0.75 miles) through low hills and a desert wash. We will be using an echo meter to detect bat calls in the vicinity. See what bat sounds "look" like and maybe spot one as it flies over head. 

Remember: The Tom Mays Unit gate closes at 5:00 pm, so come early to ensure entrance. We will let bat walk participants out after 5:00 pm when the hikes and programs are done. 

Bring: water, snacks, and comfortable clothes.

Optional: binoculars and a camera.

Fee: $5 for adults 13 years old and up; $0 for Texas State Park Pass holders and children 12 and under.

Directions:

From Westside on I-10, take exit 6 & travel east towards mountains for 3.8 miles. Park entrance will be on the left. 

From Eastside on Hwy 54, take exit 29 towards Transmountain Rd, travel west 7-7.5 miles through the mountains. Park entrance will be on the right.

If using a GPS be sure to search for "2900 Tom Mays Access Road," not "Franklin Mountains State Park."