Bracken Cave
Weather & Emergence Times

Weather & Emergence Times


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

Bracken Weather

Partly cloudy

75°F

Today

Partly cloudy
Humidity: 65%
Wind: SSE at 10 mph
Thursday
AM Clouds/PM Sun
65°F / 87°F
Friday
PM Thunderstorms
53°F / 83°F
Saturday
Cloudy
56°F / 72°F
Sunday
Thunderstorms
65°F / 75°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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