Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bat Exodus

One of the great unnoticed happenings in Tucson occurs at sunset each night. I decided to take a stroll along the Pantano River Walk, north of Broadway Blvd. A monsoon storm was brewing to the south and the clouds were darkening. Just as the sun set behind the mesquites, the thunder rolled and lightning flashed across the sky. A cooling breeze was followed by big rain drops and a dark swirling under the bridge. The bats were awake and ready to take flight. As they did, they came out in a wave and headed north for a night on the town. It is really a sight to see.

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