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Waugh Drive Bat Colony, Houston

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  • Even the disappointment! Did you wake up this morning thinking: "Gee, I wish I could see a lot of bats today?" Do you like waiting? What if you're waiting a crowded area? How about a having locals ins...  more »
  • Come to the bridge right before the sun sets - you can see many bats flying out from the bridge into the sky. I visited in January and had a good experience watching them - something you definitely do...  more »
  • My fiancĂ© has lived in Houston roughly 39-years. I just moved here this year and coaxed him into doing it. He'd always wanted to just hadn't made it downtown to do it. We are both SO GLAD we went. Nat...  more »
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  • For many, little is known about bats. However, Google dusk times and come early to watch the bats take flight. And there are charts with tons of info to better understand bats in general. The smell of bats are not for everyone, but it's not as bad as one would think. Happy looking to the sky....
  • Great and easy activity to do with visitors. This is a unique site. There are not a lot of easy parking spots available, but street parking can be had fairly easily.
  • 250k bats! Very cool. Once they emerge it can take 10-20 minutes for all to leave. Go get some mosquitos!
  • Interesting piece of nature at Buffalo Bayou. Make sure to get there 20-30 minutes before sunset. You'll see a vortex of bats fly out all at once from under the Waugh Bridge. It's a pretty impressive sight. Keep an eye out for hawks and other birds that prey on the bats.
  • Very disappointed. First of all don't forget that since they live there they also potty there. Strong urine smell. It was almost dark when they emerged so all of the traffic on the bridge had there headlights on and the only reason that I saw them was because there eyes reflected when I took pictures. I'll just say that the dandelion fountain was the highlight of the outing.