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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • Posted April 7, 2010

gAs most of the citizens of Mason, Texas knows, The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve will open in just a few more weeks. What most of you also know is that we have had a HUGE amount of rain over the winter. There is something that happens when rain falls to the earth....especially over an area where bats have lived. Most of you should know that bad excrement is called guano and is a tremendous fertilizer. Fertilizer is the ingredient that causes a mere weed to resemble a tree. Multiply that by tons of weeds and you have what resembles a jungle scene from movies of long ago.

The particular problem that I have is that I must get this "jungle" in control before the masses come for visitation to this wonderful eight acres of Mason. We do not have jungle creatures lurking behind every gargantuan plant, but we do have a few Texas critters of our own that we would prefer our visitors not trample on. Point in being is this: Please call me and tell me that you would love to go on safari at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve on April 17th.

If you are wondering what you might bring on "safari" is this: Weedeaters, shovels, gloves, sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes, a strong back, and perhaps if you are planning a day of it, a picnic lunch, and of course a happy disposition!! We will supply some refreshments and a significant amount of humor. Please remember that this is a true "wilderness" area, where restrooms, water, air conditioning, and eating establishments are not to be found.

We will be clearing trails... (want to feel like Daniel Boone for a day?) ...moving rocks, working on the parking lot, and just having the time of our lives. Join us, PLEASE, so that we can proudly display to visitors from all over the earth, the pride that Mason, Texas has for her dear Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve!!

To volunteer, please call 325-347-5169 and leave a message and I will call you back with all of the details....and gushings of appreciation. Mark your calendars.....and prepare yourself to have the makings of memories that will last a lifetime!! Until then....

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