I have so much to share with you all. There is never a dull moment and it's difficult to figure out which post to present. But I am going to share with you this one right away. We had a blast tonight as the Rillito River Project put on it's 5th annual Bat Night project. I'm standing with the Bat Lady and hundreds of other bat enthusiasts from Southern Arizona. We're here smackdab in Tucson near the Foothills. You gotta love nature.
Underneath our bridges, the Mexican Free Tail bats hang out in the crevices. You can hear them squeak as you walk under the bridge.
I'm proud that I could figure out their flight patterns before the photo shoot began. Part of it was experience and the other part was on gut instinct. The bats did not disappoint.
At sunset, like clockwork, 45,000 bats shot out into the dark to eat all of our mosquitos.
Bridges, like this one, house thousands of bats all over Tucson. Most of the time they go unnoticed by many hikers or bikers on the Rillito River Walk. If you're in Tucson this summer and want a great sunset beyond our Gates Pass, stop and check out the bats at sunset by our bridges. It's a fun experience that you won't forget.