Celebrating 18 Years of Watching Bats
It's been 18 years since the first Selman Bat Watch, and today there are even more bats to see than ever before. 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.