Celebrating 21 Years of Watching Bats in Northwest Oklahoma
It's been 21 years since the first Selman Bat Watch. Come watch millions fly overhead against the setting sun as they leave their cave to dine on 10 tons of insects!
Long before pioneers settled the prairies, Mexican free-tailed
bats used the Selman Bat Cave. Descendants of those bats still
make the trek to the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area every year.
Much of the site remains as it did 100 years ago.
Did You Know?
Governor Brad Henry declared the Mexican free-tailed bat Oklahoma's state flying-mammal in April 2006.
Bat Watch Dates for 2016:
Registration period is from May 31 through June 10. Forms must be post marked no later than June 10. Drawing for the Batch Watch will be June 14.