Bats are present throughout most of the world, performing vital ecological roles of pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. Bats are important, as they consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. Viewing a bat emergence is a very unique experience. In the Texas Hill Country and around the Wimberley Area there are a multitude of 'bat caves'. Unfortunately most are on private lands and are not accessible to the public.
Bat viewing areas in the Texas Hill Country are abundant.
Click here for locations that are open to the public
- Congress Avenue Bridge - Austin
- Bracken Cave & Nature Reserve - Garden Ridge Area
- Old Tunnel State Park - Fredericksburg Area
- Selah, Bamberger Ranch - Johnson City