In the last few days we were cruising through South-West Texas, which is merely not inhabited. Lots of the time we did not have any cell service or Wifi. It’s odd, how difficult it is to be without contact to the world and still how beautiful.
We have stayed in Lost Maples State Park and Kickapoo Cavern State Park.
In the latter we could witness the Mexican free-tailed Bats emerging from their home cave at dawn to hunt for food. 1 million of bats were flying out, which took 25 minutes of constant bat-fly-show. Just overwhelming! Please take some time to view the video of the bats further down the blog. It’s just awesome and so unique.
On the way from Fredericksburg to Lost Maples SP: Kerrville.
Lost Maples State Park:
Kickapoo Cavern State Park:
We did some extensive hiking in the Park (the Long Way Home Trail just says everything by its name 😩), enjoyed the nature which is slowly picking up the “Spring mode” and were watching the wonderful bats.
the hike was just exhaustive for all parties..
First Spring signs on our hike trough Kickapoo.
The Mexican free-tailed Bat:
The bats live in the Stuart Bat Cave within the Kickapoo Cavern State Park. 1 million of these so-called Mexican free-tailed Bats house in that cave and emerge within 25 minutes every evening from Spring to Autumn, then they go back to Mexico for the Winter.
and the predator eating them… easy food, nearly like shopping in Walmart.
Nature, cruel and honest.