Bracken Cave
Weather & Emergence Times

Weather & Emergence Times


The bats are returning. Visitation dates will be announced soon!

Bracken Weather

Fair

66°F

Today

Fair
Humidity: 88%
Wind: S at 10 mph
Tuesday
Cloudy
65°F / 81°F
Wednesday
Scattered thunderstorms
65°F / 80°F
Thursday
Cloudy
66°F / 86°F
Friday
AM Thunderstorms
56°F / 83°F

 

Bats and Doppler Weather Radar

Did you know that weather radar systems track bats through the night over Central Texas? When millions of Mexican free-tailed bats leave Bracken Cave and other roosts each summer evening to hunt down insect pests, they appear on radar images as great mobile clouds. The looped map below is in relative real time (2-10 minute lag).

Don't forget to come back and see this activity during emergence times!


Data source: Wunderground.com

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