BATS! You don’t know enough about these fascinating creatures of the night. Bat games and crafts, too! Presented by the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center.
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- Mexican Free-tailed bats can fly up to 60 miles (97 kilometers) an hour with the help of tail winds.
- They go as high as 10,000 feet (3048 meters), up where planes fly.
- No other kind of bat in the world forms such large colonies.
- These bats are most common in central Texas and Mexico, but also live in much of western North America and areas of Central and South America.
- They don’t just live in caves, but find homes in protected places like mines, tunnels, hollow trees, and under bridges.
- Bats made a contribution to the Civil War: In 1863, a gun powder factory was built in Texas that got a key ingredient, saltpeter, from bat guano.