More battiness – bat colony viewing platform complete

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Shawn recently wrote about the Waugh St. bat colony and now there’s another way to take a peek at the furry little Mexican Free-Tails if standing on the sidewalk at dusk next to a busy intersection makes you a little nervous.

The City of Houston just completed a bat observation deck
for your bat-spying pleasure. There apparently is still some foliage blocking some of the view, so you might try the pontoon boat bat tour as well.

According to the Waugh Bat Monitor, the best places to check out the Waugh Bridge bats are:

1) Standing on the east side of the Waugh Street bridge looking toward downtown. WATCH OUT FOR TRAFFIC ON BRIDGE & BIKERS ON WALKWAY

2) Standing on the new viewing platform.

3) Standing by the ‘dandelion” fountain along Allen Parkway looking towards the bayou. Many times they fly overhead by the fountain.

4) On the east side grassy area between the bayou & Memorial Drive.

If you want to know more about some other cool Houston wilderness activities, be sure to check out the Houston Wilderness organization’s Web site. They have some really impressive maps, calendars and trivia for your inner nature girl/boy.

Thanks to Ed for the heads up! Bat colony photo from the Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

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