Thursday, May 8, 2008
Okay, so I admit that I plan to OCCASIONALLY post photos from just over the Tempe border in some of my favorite nonTempe places. All within a couple miles. Here's one place, just into Phoenix, near infamous Camelback Mountain there's a concrete flood control tunnel with several thousand bats living inside. It makes for a nice evening to go to the tunnel and watch the bats fly out and there's usually an owl hanging out too. Tonight's event was especially nice because lots of families had come out to watch too. My biologist co-workers and I talked to the kids about bats, they loved the bat wings we had for them to try on. This young nature lover is demonstrating what a bat at rest looks like (imagine her upside down for full effect).