AUSTIN-- Bat Conservation International and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are joining forces Monday for a Facebook Live event featuring the bats at Bracken Cave.
The public can tune in live to the simulcast beginning 8:20 p.m. on the BCI and TPWD Facebook pages.
Biologists will answer questions as they talk about the bats during their nightly emergence from Bracken Cave. The nightly emergence is a highlight for visitors.
Biologists also will discuss the Recovering America's Wildlife Act and how it will benefit species of greatest conservation need, like Texas bats.
"RAWA, which is currently racing through Congress with unprecedented bipartisan support," TPWD said in a news release. "RAWA could bring $50 million to Texas to help save wildlife, restore land like Bracken Cave and give Texans more ways to enjoy the outdoors."
RAWA is supported by the Texas Alliance for America's Fish and Wildlife, a statewide coalition of more than 165 diverse organizations and businesses, the National Wildlife Federation, The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society.
BCI, along with The Nature Conservancy, co-manages 3,462 contiguous acres of rugged Texas Hill Country called the Bracken Cave Preserve. Located less than 20 miles from downtown San Antonio, Bracken Cave Preserve is the largest bat colony in the world -- home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats.