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Bat Cave Report
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • Posted September 23, 2009

Someone asked me a question at the cave the other night and I would like to take the time and space right now to answer that question. He asked me where people were from that came to visit The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. I have thought about it quite a lot and thought that others would benefit from the answer to that question. So, here goes: McKinney, Kingsland, Dallas, San Antonio, Mansfield, Doss, New York City, Sherman, Princeton, Magnolia, Houston, Fredericksburg, Madison, New Braunfels, Brooklyn, San Angelo, “The Sea”, Kerrville, Austin, Lufkin, Hemphill, Fair Oaks, Conroe, Clifton, Brady, Weatherford, Millsap, Boerne, Bryan, Wimberly, Chicago, Waco, Ozona, Pontotoc, San Saba, Boston, Bellville, Sonora, San Diego, Chautangua, League City, Aubrey, Johnson City, Fischer, Canyon, Taiwan, Katy, Abilene, Midlothain, Rhode Island, Saskatoon, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Bertram, Mountain Home, Phoenix, Manuel, Paradise, Marble Falls, Midland, London, Southlake, Albany, Spring Branch, Ingram, Glen Rose, LaVernia, Baytown, Hillsboro, LaGrange, Palestine, Tomball, Pittsburg, Mt. Vernon, Alvin, Florida, Colorado City, Oklahoma, Spring, Kingsland, Mesquite, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Grapevine, Gun Barrell City, San Marcos…………….whew, this is only from September back to the beginning of August.

Of course MASON showed up quite often on the registration book. That is always a wonderful thing to see. If anyone would like a complete list of the cities and states that show their respect to the town of Mason by visiting The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, feel free to call the bat hotline 325-347-5970 and I will finish this list. All of these people left this exciting little piece of Texas with smiles and memories. Thank you Mason, for you continued support of the greatest little eight acres on this planet!!!

The season is coming swiftly to an end. We will close the preserve for viewing on October 16th this year unless the bats leave earlier. Come on out and get a sample of what makes the world go round. I open the gate at six p.m. but the bats are not emerging until around seven thirty. With it getting dark right at eight P.M., it is a short but glorious sight as millions of bats head out into the skies over Mason, Texas. Hank Snow once sang a song about being everywhere. Many cities were listed in a very fast sequence in that song. Now, I have written in a very fast sequence many cities that people have come from to see for themselves what the whole wide world holds dear to them…The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve…Slip the cassette into the tape deck of the family wagon and sing yourself on out to visit…and soon! See ya there!

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