17 Burst results for "Bracken Cave"
"bracken cave" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals
"I was listening definitely, and yeah, they are called Mexican Frito bets also I. Think we're interchanging between Brazilian frito baton. Mexican free tailed bets there. It's the same thing. There's a thousand two hundred and forty four bats, and they decide to get one that two names. So? There are a lot about this cave. Could they block the sun? Just the number of bats doesn't really matter doesn't affect their ability to block out the sun. It's how close like helplessly flat each other. How densely packed these swarms are? So I started looking into like how these bats fly in swarms and is actually pretty interesting they. Apparently they follow like the they go through like a pair system where there's a bat that follows a leader bat, or like a smaller group bats within the large swarm, they follow one leader, and there's a bunch leaders within the swarm, but that one leader that they're following, they can detect their sonar calls her like they're tech location calls, and they're able to copy their movements space off their calls and the reaction time is about five hundred milliseconds, which is around the time it takes to blink so because they have such fast reaction time. They're able to sense these these calls. They can avoid colliding with each. Each other in the air 'cause you imagine if there's a bunch of bats all find together. They replied with each other, but they don't. Because because they have this and it. What's also interesting is that these pairs are the leaders they can actually switch off like midflight, so delay Switch Toledo jumped from bat to bat, and it doesn't necessarily have to be the bat that's in front. Because location is like covers a wide range, so so they can like do different directions and stuff is cool, so this allows them to avoid collisions in allows them to fly closer together than they normally would be able to. Trying I, need to figure out how close it actually is, and there aren't really any good numbers that I could find on this, but I tried to ballpark based on photos so I found a bunch of photos of this Bracken Cave and based on the Wingspan of Mexican. Free Tailed Bat, which is around a foot. I guess that third there's about a foot between each bet, which is a Lotta space between each bet is not gonNA. You'RE NOT GONNA. Go Block at the sign with the foot between each. Saint GonNa Happen. and like watching videos of these colonies fine out of the give. It looks like smoke. It looks like a cloud, but it's not super dance, and it doesn't look like it could block the sun now. Obviously could could sense. I can perfectly train these bats I could train them to fly closer to each other, but that does increase the risk of them quieting with each other, and if the client with each other, that's not a good thing. Bill the PRI- fall to the floor, and as as we've established. That's not a good thing for a bed. So I looked at other options instead of a high number of bats to achieve my goal of blocking out the sun would if focused on the size of the bad if I got a bigger bat, the cover more area that could blog at the sun so. I looked up the largest bat by Wingspan. There's also by mass, but the wingspan is what I care about. And the biggest bat. Is The giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox? is called the Fine Fox because they're actually pretty big. And their faces resemble Fox's and this specific type of bet, it's wingspan king be up to five foot seven, which is huge while what? I saw some techteriors. It's pretty ridiculous. It's like it's me. Sign well. I'm bigger than that, but it's me. It's not far enough away from me so happy. It's pretty much person size. Is Promising for my blocking the Sun Goal I. Want to look at the structure of their wings. Because it's actually it actually is a lot different than the structure of birds wings, so if you look at a bird's wing, they have a fairly rigid bone structure, and the muscles move the bone around a point, the point of connection of the body, so it's just like around that one point. In comparison, a bats wing resembles more of a human hand and it just proportionately it's fingers are longer so so like a bat wing. They have a thumb on the top, which just like a little little knob on top, and actually use it to climb, and then they have three fingers that are longer. And then connecting those three fingers are it's like a membrane of skin is called a package. GM. I think that's how you pronounce a Peta, Jim. And connects three fingers, and it also connects to the body and this memory. My skin can stretch, so it makes it makes bat swing more flexible than a bird's wing, so the fact that they can stretch their wings, and they're flexible means that they can spread digging cover more area with their wing. which is also good for our goal of the Sun? The thing is yes. They're bigger, but they're still gonNA. Have the same problem the bats if they're flying because they can't fly close each other. They're still going to be the gap between the bats that the sunlight can get through. But that's only if they're flying for what I'm doing I, only need one of these giant bats, and it doesn't need to be fine because it's going to be on my head. I'm going to have a bat. and. So yeah the data I'll just be on my head. L. Spread out its wings, and its wings will block the Sun. Like a visor on a hat and yes, the. On their wings is SORTA, translucence doesn't completely block it the sunsets as effective as a normal hat. But it does still block out some of the some of the sign it provide some shade and Alabama head, so that's what I would do if I could perfectly train back to train one giant pad to be my hat. How do you? How do you do these answers where you start with his mental image of a thousand million bats blocking out the sun, and you're like I. Think I'll just settle for a shitty bad. Which I will readily admit isn't as good as a regular had a bad. Bad Bad hat. I mean. Is it better or worse than snaking feddie? At least Snake Confetti had vision.
"bracken cave" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"I'm Dave Rubin. And this is the Rubin report. We're still in lockdown mode joining me today a true renaissance man and author a podcast or narrator and a guy who has done an awful lot of dirty jobs Mike. Rowe finally I welcome you to the Rubin report and finally I could say it's great to be here. I'm sorry it took so long but you know jobs stuff. That was a big intro that I gave you there because there's a lot of things that I call you. I suppose that someone reading your bio could call you. What what would you call yourself first and foremost a good natured model to vocational schizophrenia? That's not bad balance You know I I mean it's such a huge question really I mean. It's just came right out of the gate with a giant existential weary. You Know How do I actually? How do I actually identify myself for a long time? I would have said I'm a host. And then I went through this phase where I said well I get paid to impersonate hosts on television shows and I became fairly facile added but today honestly thanks dirty jobs and a bunch of other stuff that happened in its wake I've I've adapted the mindset of of a guest part guest art avatar part cipher so I see my my role today not to be too grand about it but I tapped the country on the shoulder from time to time and say hey what about him or what about her or get a of this. So it's a I'm a curious guy with the number of platforms. That allow me to indulge myself at every. Turn all right well now that we got the existential stuff out of the way. I'm I'm GonNa Stroke Your Ego for a second and then we'll get into the other stuff so I didn't tell you this in the minute or two that we talked before the cameras turned on but when when the first episode of dirty jobs came out I saw it and I was like. Do you remember what jobs you were doing in that job? You did in that first. One binding cans. Well there's there's the first one that and they're the first ones we shot and in my back. Yeah the the very first dirty jobs to air featured me in a bat. Cave Bracken Cave. Outside of Austin Texas forty million Mexican free tailed bats in a very Contained a creepy of horrific place. But we're literally waiting through Guano as these bats hung upside down Defecating urinating and giving birth the little tiny placentas showering down upon us as domestic flesh. Eating beetles living in the GUANO CRAWLED. Slowly up are woefully inadequate. Tivat suits to dine on our happy flesh. So you've got the answer correct and the reason I know that is because I saw the very first episode of dirty jobs and I went on like the official dirty jobs message board. This was before we were all tweeting and all this stuff and I wrote something like this Mike. Rowe is completely insane. This show is crazy. It's amazing I couldn't stop watching. And guess what micro responded to me that very night you were on the message board on the dirty jobs. Message Board and responded to me so this is not the first time we communicate. Well then let me just say well. It's seared into my retina Dave. I'll never forget that night. I was in a motel six alone. No I it. It's it's so fortuitous looking back because I'm a late adaptor. I didn't do the FACEBOOK. The twitter in fact. I said to Jay Leno and somebody posted this video not long ago. I would rather I would rather stick hot needles in my eye then tweet or face or I've just always always always late but the discovery channel in two thousand three said. Listen if we're trying to sting and we'll build you a chat room and I said if you call it the mud room call it the mud room and I'll I'll go in it that those early days talking with fans literally it promotes L. Sixes and super aids. And just you know shooting. The ship with people in the middle of the night really form the foundation not just for the show and my interaction with the people who watch but the program itself. The show was programmed from that chat room. All of the ideas after season. One came from guys like you sitting up too late. You know sending off illicit text and whatnot but there you go there you go we have communicated before. I will try to keep this in the same level of respect that I communicated. I'm sure anonymously on an odd chat board so there there it is okay so before before we do anything else. There's a million things that I wanted to talk to you about but we're in this strange Kobe. Time obviously We're both in California and not in the same town but we're both here in California where it does seem like. We're going to be one of the last to open up and we've got a lot of kind of big government officials here. That seem to be at least from my position. Encroaching on our rights at this point. Well I just. What's your take on the lockdown specifically maybe a bit about California since you live here and then I want to talk about getting back to work in the importance of working and things like that. Sure sure I am. I've been comparing it to the Kubler. Ross five stages of grief. I mean the country's grieving innocence but we're all at different levels and we're all grieving at different speeds and we're trying to process a lot of information and a lot of data without a ton of context or perspective. And so what you wind up getting with that in my view anyway is the opportunity to look around and go look. He's in denial and he's bargaining and she's depressed and she's angry and that was accepted it but what are. They accepted exactly if they accepted the reality. The virus the reality of the lockdown or this weird space that requires is to somehow navigate. Both and so I- early on wrote a piece called safety third which borrowed the title from a special. I did for discovery back in two thousand eight where I ruminated. On the unintended consequences of a culture that truly elevates safety to an unrealistic place on some hierarchy the safety I culture the safety first mentality with regard to vocational. Work is fascinating because it's rife with unintended consequences when you when you put safety at the top of the thing and when you tell your employees or your customers that that their safety is your top priority. You set the table in a very strange way. And it's a way that oftentimes in my view anyway fosters complacency among the very customers and employees who should be really taking a measure of personal responsibility for their own actions so exploring the unintended consequences of a safety first culture through the Lens of quarantine was to me a really interesting rumination because we can be a safety first country but only for very very very short periods of time and then reminded that the chief goal of of living is not to merely stay alive at least not not for most people and then this fascinating conversation starts on fold. So that's a long way of saying that for the last sixty days or so. I've seen a lot a lot of conversation right around a couple of topics that I love it. Specifically homeo- static risk compensatory risk. Risky will librium. And all the sub-conscious things we do to maintain our own illusory relationship with the illusion of safety. So let's talk about those types of risk a little bit because you've worked with a ton of people who take all sorts of crazy risks in their day to day jobs all the time. Do you sense that? Maybe we've hit the limit at as we enter sort of now two months or roughly eight weeks of lockdown that we've sort of hit the limit where now it's like okay. We did what we had to do. But what I'm sensing at least here in L. A. Where you know. It's pretty lefty. People are willing to accept a lot of government. But now when I'm walking my dog my my neighbors you know they're suddenly going. We gotta be outside now like it's eighty five and sunny. Why am I not at the beach right now? That that something. I'm not even talking about the people that have had their lives destroyed and lost jobs and everything. I'm talking just but sort of the regular people who walk around in a sort of days about what reality is all the time that even they're starting to tilt now are are you sort of amazed at the way we don't look at risk normally until suddenly it smack in the face. Well yes because look which is not used to it yet. And part of the reason we're not used to it is because it's just a staggering new thing to get your head around but it's also hard to get used to a thing when the goal posts are constantly moved when the data is constantly shifting and most of all when the experts themselves are in violent disagreement. This is the most disconcerting thing to people and and I'm sure you've spoken about. It is one of in that same article that I wrote early on. Was this idea that I mean. Here's Neil Ferguson right. He's very very clear in his projections and modeling. And here's John I need down at Stanford and he's saying look I. Just don't I'm I'm looking at the same data? I'm not disputing the data. But I just don't think it's reliable and these two big brain guys. You know once predicting eighty thousand talents in this country the others two point two million. Somebody's not just wrong. Somebody's very very very very wrong. Yeah so you know when when you look at that through the Lens of a fake news. Culture where sources are inherently unreliable where everything is politicized. You know it's not unreasonable. For the average American to look around and be skeptical. You know and it's and it's not unpatriotic to WanNa look at this thing from all sides kick the tires and to your question. We're creatures of visual stimulation. You know we take our cues from a thousand different things that happened around us all of the time and you're right when the sun goes out and debris is warm and it's like this is what we're supposed to be doing X Y and Z. But we can't and we don't because time is somehow bent and I don't know but it's it's been hard for me personally to concentrate. I thought when this happened I was Gonna sit down and take a few months and right. I love to write. I write mostly on planes now. Finally I have a chance to to do this. I can't it's all I can do to get my podcast up once a week now and And part of the reason is because I'm genuinely curious to to stay informed or at least tried to make sense of the next deal. It's like somebody's dealing the cards Dave and they just don't stop they. Just keep calm. And you think you're playing one game and now you're in a completely different game. It's back to the stages of grief. Everybody is always starting over and trying to figure out where they are and Three hundred thirty million people are doing that contemporaneous league. It's a hell of a thing..
"bracken cave" Discussed on Eyes on Conservation Podcast
"I've a bigger concern for the two females. In that this time of year the majority of female bats in the wild would be pregnant captivity. No matter what captivity is like no matter how hard we try captivity is stressful and pregnancy is stressful. And so I I do. Have the added concern that. Will the mother be able to carry that pup to full-term will the mother care for the PUP after birth? I don't know whether that would be any more successful than an adult animal to potential respiratory issues or not see you might actually get to witness bat birth possibility. My only once had that honour I've had bats born in captivity about said have come in to rescue already pregnant that have given birth but I've only once had the the opportunity to see one of the bats give birth. They're pretty shy animals. You know And for the most part I also try to leave them alone. Because I feel like. That's much less stressful. No matter how much I feel like I'm doing the good things for them. I'm did you know. And I'm a potential Predator in the wild and then about that we may be able to release. I don't want that to develop a dependency or trust of humans. We want to keep them wild. How many bats do you usually get into rescue that you can safely and comfortably take care of and will this restriction of no release impact your ability to take care of the bats so over the course of a year we usually get about two hundred bats into rescue of those about forty percent survive? Wants a bad gets found? It's already having a hard time. So forty percent survive and are releasable. How many I can comfortably take care of really depends on whether I'm to get those animals to eat on their own so right now it's taking me about two and a half to three hours a night to feed because I have a high number of bats that are not self feeding. I do have other volunteers in our group too. We can do some spreading out of the bats when needed if I can get the Bat. St- eat on their own. Then I can take care of more than I can when I have to individual feet them. Have you experienced any change in attitudes among people or newfound fear of bats since have started to hear about this connection between Batson cove in nineteen? The phone calls that I receive have definitely changed since the announcement that that's have corona virus and we have corona viruses too. But there's a lot of misinformation or incomplete. Maybe would be the better term incomplete information. I am getting more calls from people saying I'm worried that I could get the covert nineteen from the Bat. That's roosting in the front entry way of my home so I do spend quite a bit of time talking with people but yeah the fears. There's way more fears. What do you usually tell people when they call you? And they're concerned and they're they're afraid of that that restoring in their in their doorway is try to spend time I with them helping them understand that North American bats are different from baths in Asia. The Corona virus now that has is causing covert nineteen is a human disease. It's not about disease and it's being spread human-to-human on the call with Dr Frick. She mentioned that people shouldn't be afraid of of going to that. Viewing areas places. Like Bracken Cave places even like Yolo bypass wildlife area to see the bats in the wild and to enjoy this beautiful natural phenomenon. What is going to happen this upcoming year you since humans are responsible for the spread of virus and we have to continue to practice social district's thing probably through the summer and beyond. How is that going to change? What happens at this bat? Viewing place where we're I've enjoyed coming to see the bats on several occasions with a group of people and this is part of the way that your organization gets the word out about how mazing fats are also raises money for this conservation organization. We don't know for sure what's going to happen. We're waiting to see what the governor puts forth as each change happens. We're hopeful that we will be able to do something and we expect it to look different. I expect we won't be car pooling. I expect we will have fewer people on tours so that people are able to spread out more will follow the regulations at the state the potential for US spreading covet nineteen to bats in those kinds of situations. Abouts are not that close to us. Those bats are flying many feet away from us. And so I. I don't worry about that part but you're right it is It's a big deal for us. The YOLO Basin Foundation to be able to offer those tours both for education and it is a portion of our income. Most of our income has been at least income from events has been lost for the last couple of months. So that's hard you. Quirky basically have dedicated your life to helping people understand bats and their contributions to our shared ecosystem in helping people not to be afraid of bats so how has this pandemic and its connections to bats made you feel personally like what kind of toll is taking on your own ability to keep going is a discouraging or to have reasons for who personally it's hard not to be out educating personally? It's hard not to be bringing in sharing and going into the classrooms and the libraries and having people that might be afraid turn around and become excited or at least understanding. That's hard I think that's GonNa Change so I hope for that. The concern that I have is that when humans fear than we react before we think headlines are often written for an impact and unfortunately I've seen many that even though the article might be fine the headlined becomes very negative towards bats. I've seen and heard people reacting on social media. Why don't we just go out and kill them all kinds of comments and that's disturbing to me. Is there any silver lining to this for you know for the bats and for for US boy? That's a tough one. I could find a silver lining of sorts with white nose syndrome in it was completely by accident. People are not purposely trying to destroy the baths and a lot of money started coming in for research with this people are afraid. There's a lot of irrational behavior. Bats are being blamed in a different kind of way. I'm not seeing the silver lining. It might be out there. I'd love to know it is but I haven't seen it. I guess maybe it's just a wait and see situation. How can someone help you and help the bats during these uncertain times as far as helping the bat education is huge so combating the the negativity when people see social media posts that are negative comments within those posts? That are irrational replying to them. Educating people not in a harsh way but helping them to understand that impacts are not responsible for getting this virus. We are our behaviors. Are The bats in north? America are not spreading this The bats in Europe or not spreading this bats in the majority of the world don't have the type of Krona viruses that are impacting human and all so education huge as far as helping the bats that we have in our care. We do have Amazon wishlist. We have our.
"bracken cave" Discussed on Talk Nerdy
"A mosquito control plan that's incredible and so you know we were talking before about the fact that bats winter often if they don't migrate that they winter in Caves So what is there kind of I? Guess what are their habits in the rest of the year you know. Why do bad houses work? They're out at night. When do they sleep it? Why DO THEY WANNA be as? That's need extra warm stable locations for rearing their young in an okay. One of the keys to success in bad houses placing them in the right amount of Sun. Pay The right color so that they absorbed the right amount of. Hey it's gnaws trick is it made sound but Good bad houses are made appropriate to the latitude in altitude. Or they're going to be used so that they absorbed the right amount of heat. Bats like surprisingly warm places for their young. They can't find those generally in caves here in Texas. We have free tail bats of form huge colonies and actually the case where they live. Bracken cave which houses the world's largest remain calm has more than ten million bats and Those bads each have a body temperature of about one hundred and two degrees Fahrenheit their shared heating their body. He is so strong that when I've gone into the cave it feels like I'm walking approaching radiant hater as I walk closer to a wall because the heat renewed by the bad spots and the bats have hated that cave every year for probably thousands of years so that a cave that would probably be a cold air. Trapped without the bats in would probably not rise above the seventies in temperature. is actually so hard. That's hard for human to stand it. It can be close to a hundred degrees because of shared hating so the bats the do live in caves often have to form very large numbers in order to properly he threw for rearing young and that can be a problem too because when deplete their numbers there may in many cases come a threshold below. Which when the numbers are reduced past that point then the bats can no longer successfully were young at that location right and so we can in many ways provide like almost these little satellite areas throughout our cities throughout our counties. Where is it an individual Family is a group of adding. It seems like bats are obviously very social since they roost in like you know groups of thousands so why would that be interested or a small cluster? Bats be interested in a small house on. Somebody's property will the houses that hold at least a couple of hundred are preferred. But what you make here. Is that a house. It's only a couple of feet wide and a couple of feet tall and maybe six inches deep from front to back can hold hundreds of bats. Wow they we put Politicians inside that Provide crevice roofs. And the bats. Roosted about more than twenty per running foot those crevices and so in a in a house. Let's say eight inches or so deep you might have several two foot wide grosses and that adds up to hundreds of beds very COA and and is this something that you know my listenership for the show. Obviously because I am here in the states the vast majority of my listeners are also in the states but I do have a pretty big following In the UK in Australia New Zealand South Africa. And then You know in actually non English speaking countries all over the world so starting with the US but then spreading out throughout the world are there bats like in every locale lake just different species that are specific to pretty much anywhere would be listening right now. You can find bats just about everywhere except in the most extreme Aaron pro origins right very cool so pretty much anybody who is interested in building a little sanctuary or purchasing a little sanctuary and putting it on their property in the appropriate way can Can invite bats to their to their home. Incidentally that Website that I just mentioned selecting a Quality Bad House. We also list a number of Bad Houses we've particularly approved are known to be extra successful at attracting bads not being on. That list. Doesn't mean you don't have a good bad house but The ones on that list are definitely checked and tested by me. Personally very cool. Is this something you know a lot of people who are at home right now and you know some people are lucky enough to working From home some people unfortunately have to be working out in the community because they have essential services but then a handful of people are very unfortunately under employed right now unemployed furloughed. You know At home Trying to stay active and stay busy during this really difficult time. So you know as a project People can build our own bat houses cameras Roy.
"bracken cave" Discussed on Ologies
"Go Cru- cruise at one hundred nearly one hundred miles an hour with tailwinds so with those jetliner narrow wings it undoubtedly takes longer learn to to fly but just imagine the problems faced by young bet as it learns to fly you're down in a pitch dark cave there thousands probably tens of thousands of other bats flying at the same time many of those are beginners like you how'd you like to go out to the airport and learn to fly away with a whole bunch of other beginners pilots trying to take practice takeoffs and landings is that what they say bat Outta Hell just get out of there and here's the thing a pilot gets to practice on a nice long horizontal runway where you know if he even if he's one hundred yards offense probably still okay these bats from the moment aqap I drops from the ceiling to practice its first flight is going to be moving at ten thirty feet per second gravity sacks din that first flight the cave is only about sixty feet wide so within within a couple of seconds he's on a direct collision course with the proverbial lurk brick wall. Oh and all and with millimeter split second precision yet his feet out front to grab the wall and bashes head on the wall that brings me to a question a lot of listeners had do they sleep upside down how do they sleep while clinging to things chewed Kenny one Pedro Martinez Amber Cooper had their circle and Laura desma Beck all wanted to know about this hanging from the feet situation they have a real cool system where the Tendons Lock when you pull down on the clause hey into the ceiling that tends to lock the tendon so they don't use any energy hanging on on so it takes energy for the bad to open its talent so it opens them finds a spot to grip and then when it relaxes hanging by own weight clamps those talents closed and then it's upside down night night for the Sky Fuzzy's Kinda like putting I remember those things you'd put on your car steering wheel the club you just block it on there it is I I always wondered that because it always seems like once you relaxed and slept you just go shoot well n people also uh what happens when all of a sudden you feel faint get your head down right so Oughta be explained what the problem is very good yeah and when you lose enough blood to your head such as for example by being spun in a giant centrifuge Wjr your Noggin is like yeah no I can't brain right now and things go dark but bats are like watch this I have so much blood and my smush face right now I'm headed mm town to get some Z's with four hundred thousand of my closest friends farting grasshoppers on me speaking of large populations few of you including a up seven point O.. Wanted to know how big these Pajama Party Get Bailey good wants to know where in the world is the largest population of bats the largest remaining the known population is at Bracken Cave just twenty miles from the Centers Antonio Texas and I'm very proud to report that after some twenty years of working with many others to do it I managed to lead the charge that got that Caperton acted with hundreds of actually several thousand acres around it as a nature reserve that is amazing I think that there are so many bats in existence that wouldn't be here without you it's still one of my all time favorite places on the planet is just an incredible cool experience to see that many beds come out of anything I mean how many bats some estimates around fifty eighteen million bats that's like the population of humans in Los Angeles all in one cave system and when they emerge at night to feed it's like a wing Id commute hour on the four oh five but flabbier away more beautiful and no honking speaking of what about urban bats OJ Carrasco Brin Bell Joyce Gi l. e. v. in Michelle L. Graham all asked how bats live in cities and a bunch of austin-based or at least loving folks such as Anna Thompson Nathan growth. Jonathan Hardened Rubio Strike Chelsea Craft Courtney Ross Brian Wharton Jackie in an Frente Bats Derek Allan Hi first time questions have been her Gail Rosen Shell Lee and Sarah Hewitt wanted to know about the congress bridge and why it's so great for Bat watching particularly.
"bracken cave" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Federation's chief scientist Dr Bruce Stein is on the K. are all the news line I have to ask how did researchers come up with the number there's actually a couple of methods that they use to calculate the opt out the client the first is the areas of standardized survey method that is repeated every year I called the breeding bird survey and there you have people both scientists and citizen scientists go out on specific transects our roots each year and and stop at different places on record all the birds that they see not just the different varieties so that's one of the key ways that we can track this but there's actually some very interesting newer techniques that they also applied so as an example it turns out that the weather radar that we use actually can also also does pick up bird migration here can pick that up you can pick up doubts too so for instance in Texas I was recently at bracken cave you know we've got this massive number of Mexican free tailed bats and running out of the number and you can pick that up on the radar as well so I thought let's talk about the bipartisan recovering America's wildlife fact it's coming up for a vote this month right it is there is in fact a hearing on the recovering America's wildlife act in the house of representatives this afternoon is the natural his in the natural resources community in fact representative Louie Gohmert of that first district in Texas that's on that committee and so this is really an opportunity for for representative government his colleagues to to champion this this commonsense idea that will help protect texas' wildlife heritage as well as the nation's this recovering America's wildlife build would put one point three billion dollars of federal funding a year towards state based wildlife conservation the important thing is that this is a bipartisan bill it house support of Democrats and Republicans and and in a wild life it just it just demonstrates here in the city you know it's such a polarized time but but wildlife and wildlife conservation has the ability to to bring people together in a way that few other issues too that said Dr Bruce Stein with the national wildlife federation it's twelve twenty.
"bracken cave" Discussed on Science Friday
"To you from the tobin center for the performing arts in san antonio texas. San antonio has a lot of nicknames. You can call it. The alamo city military city home of the spurs. I'm going to add another one. I manning another one onto the list called back city u._s._a. And that's because every summer millions of mexican free tailed bats crossed the border they fly up and they go through this timeshare this cave that they like to occupy they wing their way to bracken cave located just north of san antonio you and that makes this town home to one of the largest bat colonies in the world. We're talking fifteen to twenty million bats in the bracken cave our our team went to the cave and brought back a sound portrait of their visit. We are at bat conservation. International's bracken in cave preserve the mouth of the cave to the bottom of eighty foot deep sinkholes. If you look right down into the darkness below that second arch you can see it looks like like the air's moving a little bit those are the bat swirling right there in the darkness and you'll catch a glimpse of them every now and then so that four tex who's gonna move out to the the mouth of the cave and then once it's in the sinkhole it has to climb spiral upwards to get to the top of the trees and then they stream away this river. A bats in the sky smells like kind of a wet dog smell of guano. It's all over the floor and like the guano over seventy five feet deep happening it pulses is really strong honey kind of pulses down pulses up so as they come out that's swain since talk to their raft raft down range there on the outside that big tree that just catch them about their talents yeah they're just dive in and grab them eat or eat them right on the wing <hes> he bergquist and i'm a volunteer bracken bat cave and i'm also a master naturalist and we live nearby. Can you see them by near your house. We consume from our back. Porch should look like back there. It looks it. I it looks like smoke coming out and of course now we know what is but eventually they actually come right over our house. Take a lot of bad syndicate takes him about three and a half hours to clear out empty the cave. We're going to be home in bed or home anyway. Yeah this is like one percent joining me now. Now for the rest of the tour is fran hutchins. He's director of the bracken cave preserve part of bat conservation international welcome fran in the bats flying from central and south america mexico ago. Yes they could stop anywhere. They want to why the bracken cave well. It's a perfect setting for the bats. It's a large cavernous space. <hes> you can kind of think of it like a giant incubator will talk about people having their own man caves it home but bracken is what you call a mom cave. What does that mean. We have some around eight to ten million pregnant females and move into the cave and in march and then in early june. Everybody has a baby baby. It's called a pup and so that's what our population jumps up to around fifteen to twenty million wow and the bats leave and bracken cave. These bats are called mexican free tailed bats right what tell us about them. What are their habits. What did the well the their insectivores so they're really important to our local farmers.
"bracken cave" Discussed on The Starters
"Can tell me is he always dressed as the bat. Not now. And not then how are you telling me that he got changed? There's a second one is there. How did he possibly put on the Cape the mask and all that and to come out with the net to do the whole catch the bat bit again? Like, I guess what I'm getting at is. I think that that's a plant. I think I think they're releasing it. So then they can send out the Spurs patio tea, and everyone has a good old left. Have you considered that quick change might be in the oil? So quick it was quick to or do you think maybe they spot about? They're like a bad as loose. I get put on your costume. We're going to need your soon again. Love health is like it's not really like he's trying to do it. He's just trying to run around. Sweet gets a great pot gone. The other guy who's got the actual because another guy just a do with the net before you see the OT and then suddenly Yoda Yoda. The other guys just take care of it. If he can't they have a real plan for capturing the bat or is the bat Yoji seriously there only planet like we can't get rid of these bats. We might as well have this man dressed as high Oti dressed as a bat. Try and catch him. I don't know close the door. I read something that they did install some sort of netting in the in the center to help try and catch them or at least prevent them from getting down, but who gets headed for the bat net. Spurs fans to tell me about this my way out of line here saying that I think it could be a bad plant and that this is not. Bit about bit. Yeah. Why don't why don't you think it's possible that he does his let's say the Coyote does a bit before the game. Then obviously the game starts and he's not doing anything. He changes immediately mascots are generally out and about in the crowd. Okay. So then what about two there's one that's always dresses, the yoed tea. And then there's just I think that that'd be less sinister than releasing a bed less sensor. That's like pretty amazing planning. If that is the case the one extra person on the payroll, but let guys just gotta sit there and hope all gave it a band shows up even ploys like someone marketings not doing anything during the game. And they're just like throw on this this then you've got to perform at that shows up in different performance. It's more slapsticky. There's no acrobatics involved Maddox. Okay. I did a little bit of googling here. Bracken cave is the summer home of the largest colony of bats in the world the world excuse thirty minutes. From San Antonio. They commute and to the. Retiring get in there. Start giving the bats those little red warning cards. They're handing out stop lying around here. Exact on the Jodi to the conservation. Just let them go. Crazy, film video probably be hilarious. Getting cash. The back cave. Well, five it again. Let's hear your theories on the old back gig. They're going on down there and San Antonio. We got some MBA trivial with. Quin just the damn question. Many personal milestones. Lebron James Wilby snapped this season. We talked about that all NBA one earlier only one of the handful fourteen years of at least one player of the month, consecutively. Fourteen years of at least one player of the week honors consecutively and didn't win one the season. Kind of weird thirteenth straight years of making the playoffs. Thirteen straight years finishing top five in MVP voting. He's not gonna finish eleventh straight years. First team all NBA honors eight straight years of making the finals. Let's go back to that thirteen straight years top-five in MVP voting. Meaning the last time he wasn't top-five was four five. He finished just outside of top five. He was six that was the second year in the league. So he went ninth in his rookie year. He got ninth in MVP voting than six and then since two five four one one three one one two three three four two last season. It's been a good run..
"bracken cave" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Not like a baseball bat like a flying bat in erupted last night, Spurs nets game at the AT and T center in San Antonio fan. Started to chant. Abet shouting Manu menu in reference to former Spurs player-manager nobly who captured a bat into building back in two thousand and eight Spurs announcer had the action they've actually stopped play here from moment. I don't know what they can do. Okay now. Sam Walters are engineers says there are six bats out there. John Bon assistant coach for the next one of them. And I don't know what they're gonna do. Here have stopped play. Okay. These are real bad real bats. How did they get the like how do they get them in there? They flew down from the the bridge in Austin, the Bracken cave fans. Bracken cave. Go watch. Out at sunset there. That's amazing. You basketball fans, probably creepy. The Spurs did go on a nice little run after the bats. And they won the game. So stupid. I thought fans were like split smuggling crazy, but just making their way in seven fifty two now. This. Has Mark the anniversaries of three space tragedies as we hear from CBS correspondent, Peter King. The families who two of those three have been doing a lot of bonding. This is the sixteen th anniversary of the Columbia accident. Monday marked thirty three years since challenger Dick's Kobe was challengers last commander his daughter, Kathy. Scooby full Jim says children of both crews became close through their shared experiences. And the challenger children went to Houston to do what we could to help the Columbia children and to stay in touch. Fulcrum says the bond has helped her better deal with returning to the Kennedy Space Center, it's been therapeutic. So this is a happier place. She says she's also gotten to know many of the children of Apollo which lost three astronauts at a launch pad fire fifty two years ago this past Sunday. Peter King CBS news Orlando Bill and Melinda gates are being honored on April eleventh by the George Bush presidential library in Dallas, the gates his will receive the Bush medical for distinguished leadership for their work. And for their namesake foundation. Melinda gates was born and raised in Dallas before ending up at Microsoft and marrying. Bill gates. Their charitable foundation is now one of the richest in the world of the main cow close to one hundred billion dollars diva.
"bracken cave" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Rushed past and we're free. It's magic. Pelted by thousands of bats for a minute. Many would not be seen again until next spring. It was a serious blow to the projects that reserve. Well, this upset cabins greatly. I believe it was the first time that he really turned against me. Call me a saboteur. I think he actually used that term. But the rest of the team backed up Jack's decision. They told doc that a cave full of dead bats would have been useless to them. Gives them. But I'm convinced today. I did the right thing. And I think of actually he was convinced the right? The bomb was successfully tested. One more time on a replica of Japanese village that the military had built in the middle of Utah. But shortly after that the project was unceremoniously shutdown, nor reason was given. Jack was transferred to air sea rescue. And doc went back home gotten old tattered giant Buick car and was driving away towards Pennsylvania. That was the last time I had any contact with. Doc. Doc lot. Incidentally, he was a real character. He returned to dentistry. He opened a dentistry in thick. It was Idaho. I don't know why it was there. It didn't take long for Jack to figure out why the atoms plan had been shut down the military had another secret weapon. Of course, we didn't know that that was even more secret than our secret project. The atomic bomb was dropped on here. Shema and Nagasaki, and though this marked the end of World War Two many have argued in years since that Japan was already defeated and the bombings were completely unnecessary over two hundred thousand people mostly civilians were killed. Do you ever imagine? What the world would be like if the bat bomb had been used instead of a nuclear bomb. I can't imagine that it would be much different. We must be ready every day all the time. It's amusing for me to think about instead of people being afraid of nuclear weapons. You know, people being afraid of bats in the same way. Do you think that might have happened? Well, I'm afraid that would've bass have a hard enough time about people being afraid of them carrying bat. Bums around. From media. Sincerely, hope that they leave those bats alone. Leave him alone. Now all the sound. Out there. Take note that story featured actual field recordings the actual cave. The Jack vowed Bracken cave. San Antonio, Texas, most recordings made by Geneva scheme two thousand seventeen and we're brought to us the permission from the bat. Conservation international big love producer, Elizabeth McConnell for help this story. Especial? Thanks, Dr Peter Cuzner the nuclear studies institute at American University. The original score and performance of that score doesn't Renzo Goyal stories produced by John the seal. Just returns. We'll take the crazy from the frying pan. And throw it is the fire. But before we get there before we continue. This amazing snap storytelling. I've got big news. Orbiting hall of Justice because we fed the names.
"bracken cave" Discussed on Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids
"Hi, I'm Lindsay Marshall. Welcome to tumble the show where we explore stories of science discovery day. We're headed to the bat cave. Right. You mean the place where Batman and Robin? Hang out waiting for calls about crimes and Gotham city. No, it's way cooler than that. We're going on a field trip to the biggest back Coney in the entire world. Where will meet a bat biologist and find out how bats learn to be bad? One morning this summer. I got up to watch the sunrise on an old ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas. But there was one element of the sunrise. You can't see or hear anywhere else in the world. That sound is wind passing over millions of bat wings. So this is the beginning of when the bat start to rain down in the morning, that's real life. That women's lash bet biologist Jessica dryer, I met her around six AM near the entrance to Bracken cave, which is home to fifteen million Mexican free tailed, bats fifteen million bats. Yeah. It's the largest concentration of mammals on the planet when you are standing by the cave, and you look up into the sky pretty much as far as you can see upwards. You'll just see these little dots appear out of the sky, and they'll just drop straight down. And they've been clocked at about forty miles an hour dropping into the cave. And so I mean, literally, thousands of bats will be raining down over you coming back into the cave, and it is one of the most cool otherworldly experiences. Ever have. It was like being in some sort of secret bat world, but what made it even more special was that this huge cloud of bats was made up only of mothers and their babies too. Big moms group. So we're approaching that point right now or the sun is starting to rise and more bats are starting to come in from a night of feeding are we going to get done. Yeah. Yeah. If you're standing close enough to the cave. Yes. You will get some rain some urine rain and some poop landing on your head. I hope you brought your bat raincoat or should I say hoop coat? I actually don't have one. This is so incredibly amazing where else can you see this kind of thing not many places in the world. And you know, it doesn't seem to matter. How many times you've seen it? It always blows your mind. Jessica seen it a lot all summer. She's been camping outside the cave in every night. She's up between two AM in nine AM, catching bats. And that's what I've come to see wait. We catching bats just like like grabbing them out of the air like. How and why let's talk about why I. The point of this whole project that I'm working on is to figure out. What's the transition? Looks like when a baby bat goes from. Drinking only mother's milk to learning how to catch its own bugs. And then finally feeding itself entirely on books that it catches it self. In other words, she's trying to figure out how that babies get weaned from their mommies. That's something we do is human babies, except you know, we don't start eating bugs. It's usually fruit or something. Avocado. Yeah. But so well, this is a delightful time for humans to spread you know, food all over their faces. This is actually one of the most difficult times in a young bat life. So you're a young bat, you're still growing you're trying to figure out how to fly how echo locate how to catch bugs all of this is happening at the same time, and your milk supplies that you're getting fed are decreasing. And so you are expending a ton of energy trying to learn how to be about. And you're the energy. That's coming in is decreasing. So Jessica's goal is to figure out how that process actually works and do that she has to catch a lot of bats. So we're approaching the mouth of the cave right now. It's a quick hike from the viewing area where I meant Jessica to the bat catching spot. And we really just stand right in front of the the opening of the cave right in the middle. Because the bats when they're dropping down into the cave from the sky, they sort of aimed for the the middle top of the cave. And so that's where the most bats, aren't it gives us best chance of catching them..
"bracken cave" Discussed on Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids
"Hi, I'm Lindsay and our Marshall welcome to tumble the show where we explore stories of science discovery today, we're headed to the bat cave. You mean the place where Batman and Robin hang out, waiting for calls about crimes and Gotham city. No, it's way cooler than that. We're going on a field trip to the biggest back, Coney in the entire world where we'll meet a bat biologist and find out how bats learn to be bad. One morning this summer, I got up to watch the sunrise on an old ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas, but there was one element of the sunrise. You can't see or hear anywhere else in the world. That sound is wind passing over millions of bat wings. So this is the beginning of when the bat start to rain down in the morning. That's real life bat, women's lash bet biologist Jessica dryer. I met her around six AM near the entrance to Bracken cave, which is home to fifteen million Mexican free tailed, bats, fifteen million, bats. Yeah. It's the largest concentration of mammals on the planet when you are standing by the cave and you look up into the sky pretty much as far as you can see upwards, you'll just see these little dots appear out of the sky and they'll just drop straight down and they've been clocked at about forty miles an hour dropping into the cave. And so I mean, literally thousands of bats will be raining down over you coming back into the cave, and it is one of the most cool otherworldly experiences you live. For have. It was like being in some sort of secret bat world. But what made it even more special was that this huge cloud of bats was made up only of mothers and their babies too big moms group. So we're approaching that point right now or the sun is starting to rise and more bats are starting to come in from a night of feeding. Are we gonna get pooped on. Yeah, yeah. If you're standing close enough to the cave. Yes, you will get some rain, some urine rain and some landing on your head. Hope you brought your bat raincoat or should I say hoop coat? I actually don't have one. This is so incredibly amazing. Where else can you see this kind of thing? Not many places in the world, and you know, it doesn't seem to matter how many times you've seen it. It always blows your mind. Jessica seen it a lot all summer. She's been camping outside the cave and every night she's up between two AM in nine AM catching bats, and that's what I've come to see. Wait, we catching bats dislike, like grabbing them out of the air like. How and why? Let's talk about why I. The point of this whole project that I'm working on is to figure out what's the transition looks like when a baby bat goes from drinking, only mother's milk to learning how to catch its own bugs. And then finally feeding itself entirely on books that catches it self. In other words, she's trying to figure out how bad babies get weaned from their mommy. And that's something we do is human babies, except, you know, we don't start eating bugs. It's usually fruit or something avocado. Yeah, but so, well, this is a delightful time for humans to spread, you know, food all over their faces. This is actually one of the most difficult times in a young bats life. So you're young, you're still growing. You're trying to figure out how to fly how echo locate how to catch bugs. All of this is happening at the same time and your milk supplies that you're getting fed are decreasing. And so you are expending a ton of energy trying to learn how to be about and you're the energy that's coming in is decreasing. So Jessica's goal is to figure out how that process actually works and to do that. She has to catch a lot of bats. So we're approaching the mouth of the cave right now. It's a quick hike from the viewing area where I met Jessica to the bat, catching spot. And we really just stand right in front of the the opening of the cave, right in the middle because the bats, when they're dropping down into the cave from the sky, they sort of aimed for the the middle top of the cave. And so that's where the most bats aren't. It gives us our best chance of catching them. So I'm with my technician..
"bracken cave" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Arizona Republican Senator Jeff flake pays an emotional tribute to his. Late colleague, Senator John McCain on the Senate floor this afternoon he told the chamber that until the very end McCain served his country he says McCain always belonged to America and to the world that now. He belongs to the ages like ask. Fellow lawmakers to take up McCain's. Banner, and McCain's was all it was always. A good fight as we say goodbye to John McCain. Let us take up his banner His was always the, good, fight more on the legacy of John McCain coming. Up on the CBS evening news at six on KRLD don't beginning this fall there will be. New rules in place for Texas. Hundreds commission voted to approve the, use of, big bore air rifles. In what we're calling arrow guns basically a pneumatic device it shoot scenario. Would legalize those for the take of game animals small game birds alligators. And Ferber's so that'll, be a, pretty significant change for the upcoming hunting season Clayton multiple wildlife division director at Texas parks and wildlife he says. The new rules are due to advancements in technology manufacturers who typically were. Just manufacturing, these really small caliber air guns they went to two big bore you know big caliber, air guns so that meant they could shoot a projectile that could humanely harvests animal whereas obviously those those. Smaller ones were only suitable for small. Game animals any rules take effect September twenty-ninth we'll tonight. Is international bats night Tonight set aside each year to raise awareness for flying rodent. Friends and, why they deserve to be protected been Jones. Senior director, of conservation at the Dallas zoo he says they've gotten a bad. Rap amazing and we owe them so much they pollinate an incredible number of crop species. Of, plant species of incredible amount of insects really they're fascinating animals that just to observe, a lot of people are scared like bad get. Caught up their. Hair or something like that it'll, go crazy there's a, lot of. Folklore around but just isn't true explains me he says they're only, they're the, only mammal, with true flight world some. Others Kim CLYDE but about the only mammal it's true flight, and factor wing a lot like. Our hand they've, got. Five fingers including. Bump so they're really, they're they are mammals and like I, say the. Only mammal with truth like there Fascinating in that way, they're found. On every car around the globe except Antarctica the largest urban bad, colony in, the nation, is in Austin Texas and. The largest most populous bad cave in the world is known, as Bracken cave it's twenty minutes. West of downtown San. Antonio it has. Fifteen million bats the, largest collection of mammals on planet earth Five. Fifty four KRLD it's time you check your. Money stocks advanced to start. The week the Dow Jones industrials rose two hundred fifty nine points or one percent to twenty six thousand forty. Nine the NASDAQ closed seventy two points higher a, gain of nine tenths percent the s. and p. five hundred closed up twenty two points or eight tenths percent the NASDAQ and s&p closed at record. Highs. Ellen sent Noor of Morgan Stanley tells Bloomberg investors were encouraged last week to. Hear that the fed is sticking to its interest rate plans the fed has been very clear and tear. Pow doubled down on this in Jackson Hole very clear that it's gonna. Take a lot more than what we're saying to get them. To speed up rate. Hikes JetBlue was the last big carrier to impose fees. On passengers I checked bags now it is the first major, US, airline to raise the charge. For the first piece of checked baggage the fee was. Raised from twenty five to thirty dollars effective. On Monday crude oil futures, rose to sixty eight eighty seven a barrel I'm Jeff. Bellinger. With Bloomberg business on NewsRadio ten eighty KRLD traffic and weather together on the next five a tasty cake we're all about making happy happy even at the DMV can I feel yes. We're here to make someone happy you're sure you've got the right place. May I offer you one of tasty cakes iconic butterscotch crickets Band pretty God actually..
"bracken cave" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Mary is line people up already be on and I'll get to the calls let me finish my storytelling about Malcolm first and then we'll get to. The phones and go back and forth, telephone number's eight, six six four four four, three four seven eight so I had gone to awesome. To meet. John drom goule as the first step in learning about this or organic thing Malcolm, back just happened to be there and I think. We met at the end of lunch, he was having, lunch at the same place and we. Hadn't John seen each other and we've talked after lunch for a. Minute and he said that the rule is going to be a group to. Get together and go to Bracken cave in a couple. Of days to see the bats if you've never heard of Bracken cave it's A, bat cave that has something in the range of thirty million bats. It's far bigger, than, the, easier, to, get, to, bat, caves, that. You may have heard about in in Texas and in other places too so I said bullet sounds great and I rearrange. My schedule and I came back down. To San Antonio couple of days after just having a. Brief conversation with both John and longer with John because we had a brief conversation. With Malcolm so again to San Antonio we, go to Bracken cave and back in those days there wasn't even a road to its you really had to do some hiking and work to get to the. Cave we got there just before dawn, was Of not dawn, dusk was about to come in and. That's when the batch start leaving and it was fantastic it was unbelievable to. Watch that many millions of bats leave Now whether you can still go their own guided. Trips or not I. Don't have any idea but it's Bracken cave we've got some, information on our website about it it's, it's been on television. In all kinds of things as you might guess it supposedly Where the most. The largest number of mammals are together of any kind of mammals anywhere in. The world Anyway after we had. Seen the bats come out which was pretty fascinating we went back to garden Bill Malcolm and our talking we struck up a conversation and start talking about insects because we've been looking at the batch and talk on the insects and everything and Sharing information I said You ever written anything about a book about insects? Or anything like, that he said now but that's something that. Would be really good he's save. You ever, written, anything, I said well yeah of written a few. Things at that point I had a couple of books already and he got to start talking more than we. Got into discussing, trees and he said there's only one guy I've ever read. Any of his stuff it seems to make any sense, to me at all and it was in a magazine, not too long ago Texas Gardner and all of a sudden, he looked at me his. Eyes got, real, big he, said, it's you said yeah I wrote that and it was a, column about my tree planting techniques. And things like, that, and he said well would you have any any interest in? Doing a book together and that's how the whole thing got started from. A, trip to watch bats come. Out of a cave we struck up a conversation about doing a book together and that was the Genesis of. The Texas bug book. Italian got Started we later did another book together the? Vegetable gardening book which is being reprinted right now as a matter of. Fact, they sold out of that. Book but that's how our relationship started we we share a lot of different ideas we came up with with. Inventions. We Basically, took what was recommended by all, kind of people back in, those days for full you're feeding, which was fish and seaweed and. We, somebody mentioned that molasses sugar might be. A good thing to add to. Sprays Why so we tried that and lo and behold work very well and then later on I was visiting with a fellow, down in, the hill country who was, doing research on oak wilt and he had discovered and when he put something in is Liquid sprays he was using liquid Humait and some. Fish and seaweed, and, things like that and he discovered that when he, put something in, that, lowered the ph might. Be more acidic that the, plant was able to, accept the nutrients of easier and more completely and he was having a better luck, and I, thought well. He was using some kind of chemical acid product and I thought well? Maybe vinegar wouldn't work vinegar would be more natural maybe fit. In well and that, was the creation of Garrett juice the the liquid Humaid or compost tea vinegar molasses and seaweed that was the base formula. And started being used at that point Malcolm, started, making, some and, actually set up a. Great big compost tea making va- big oil. Tank is what it was and he was the one that I came up. With the idea of adding lava San to it so you, got the residue from the lava saying into the mix as well so that was kind of how our relationship got started and studied gripe for a. Long time I'll, tell, you about few more things as we go but, we'll after this, break, catch up on a. Couple of phone calls and, if you want to, be next after the first few that we do it's eight six six four four, four three, four seven. Eighth websites dirt Dr dot com we do have a photo contest Up and running for you I'm not sure if I got one. Last week it was beach Vitek so I'll have to, look into that I'm not, sure anybody identified it's a Vitek six that grows as a sprawling Woody ground cover and has been identified as a invasive, plant I'm, Howard, Garrett, the, dirt, doctor, I'll, be, back, with you, right after this and. We'll talk about all that stuff Phil granted fills gang dot com you, know, most, people had been watching the. 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"bracken cave" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Are males and non reproducing females so, the maternity colony like Bracken. Cave the mommies and the babies all right now Hutchinson says the, annual bash offers area conservation groups a one stop Opportunity to educate the public about the benefits of having bats living. Near us Morgan Montalvo NewsRadio twelve hundred. W iron fence now's around, San Antonio city hall is the start of an eighteen month thirty eight million dollar upgrade to, the nearly one. Hundred and thirty year old building begins city hall is undergoing electrical and structural repairs as well, as a judgments to make it more accessible and secure the. Plan is for it all to be completed by January of two thousand twenty. The Dallas fed is not, expecting President Trump's tariffs to severely harm the, state's economy even though Texas is by far the, largest exporting state fed chief economist Keith Phillips, told the San Antonio Manufacturers Association. He's still predicting strong growth economy is very strong right now and I expect growth. In Texas to. Be about three percents issue which is will be in the top five. States Philip says the growth is unlike, uniquely broad-based across regions and. Industries right now so that the tariffs do cause a shock it. Would be isolated To a specific part of the economy he. Can go ahead and make your Christmas plans the Spurs will not be playing on Christmas day, this year, on, the full NBA schedule is. Not been released the league has released the December twenty fifth schedule ten teams play on Christmas with the prime time game being the LeBron James lead Lakers traveling. To Oakland to play the NBA champion warriors w away I news time seven thirty seven traffic and weather together in a minute but first.
"bracken cave" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Free you guys are The answer Mary rose is line people up already be on and I'll get to the calls we'll let me finish my storytelling about Malcolm first. And then we'll get to the phones, and go back and forth telephone number's eight six six four four four. Three, four seven eight. So I had gone, to awesome to meet John drum goule as. The, first step in learning, about this or organic thing Malcolm. Back. Just happened to be there and I. Think, we. Met at the end, of lunch. He was having lunch. At the same place and John seen each other and. We, talked, after lunch for a minute. And he said that, the, was going to be a group to. Get. Together and go to. Bracken cave in, a couple of days to see the bats if you've never heard of Bracken. Cave it's a Bat cave that has something in the range of thirty million bats. Far bigger than, the, easier, to, get, to, bat, caves, that, you. May have heard about in in Texas and in other places too so I said boy it sounds great and rearrange my. Schedule and I came back down to. San Antonio couple of days after just having a brief. Conversation with both John and longer with John because we had a brief. Conversation with Malcolm so I get to San, Antonio we go to Bracken cave and back in those days there wasn't even a road to its you really had to do some hiking and work to. Get to the cave we got there, just before Don was Not but dusk was about to, come in and that's when the batch, start leaving and it. Was fantastic it was unbelievable to watch that many millions of bats leave Whether you can still go their own guided trips or not I don't. Have any idea but it's Bracken cave we've got some information on our website about it it's it's been on television. In all kinds of things as you might, guess it supposedly where the most the, largest number of mammals. Are together of any kind of mammals anywhere in the world But anyway, after we had seen. The bats come out which was pretty fascinating we. Went back to garden Vale Malcolm and I were talking we struck up a. Conversation and start talking about insects because we've been nil we're the batch and talk on the insects and everything and Sharing information I said You ever written anything about a book about insects. Or anything, like, that he said no but that's something that. Would be really good he's save. You ever, written, anything I said well you have written a few. Things at that point I had a, couple of books already and he got to start talking more than we. Got into discussing, trees and he said there's only one guy I've ever read any of his stuff that seems to make any sense. To me at all and it was in a magazine, not too, long ago Texas garden and all of a sudden. He looked at me his eyes got real big? Said, it's you stayed yeah wrote that Colin was a, column about my tree planting techniques. And things like, that and he said what would you have any interest in? Doing a book together and that's how the whole thing got started from. A, trip to watch bats come. Out of a cave we struck up a conversation about doing a book together and that was the Genesis of. The Texas bug book. It got Started we later did another book together the? Vegetable gardening book which is being reprinted right now as a matter of. Fact, they sold out of that. Book but that's our relationship started we we shared a lot of different ideas we came up with with the. Inventions we Basically, took was recommended by all kinds, of people back in those, days for full you're feeding which, was a fish and seaweed. And, somebody mentioned that molasses or sugar might. Be a good thing to add to. Sprays And so we tried that and lo and behold work very well and then later on I was visiting with a, fellow down, in the hill country who was, doing research on oak wilt and he had discovered and when he put something in is Liquid sprays he was using liquid eight. And some fish, and, seaweed and things like that and he discovered that, when he put, something, that lowered the PH mighty more acidic that, the plant was able, to accept the nutrients of easier and more completely and he was having a better, luck and I thought. Well he was using some kind of chemical acid product and I. Thought well maybe Vennegoor woodwork vinegar would be more natural maybe fit. In well and that, was the creation of Garrett juice the the liquid Humaid or compost tea vinegar molasses and seaweed that was the base formula. In started being used at that point Malcolm, started, making, some, and, actually, set up, a great big compost. Tea making va- big old tank is what it was and. He was the one that I came up with. The idea of adding. Lava saying to it so you got. The residue from the lava saying. Into the mix as well so that was kinda how our. Relationship got started and stayed great for a long time I'll tell you about. A few more things as we go but we'll after this break catch up on a couple of phone calls and if you want to be next after the first few that we do it's eight. Six six four, four, four three four seven eighth websites dirt Dr dot, com we do, have, a photo contest up and running for you, I'm not sure anybody, got the one last week it was beach Vitek so I'll have to look into, that I'm, not sure. Anybody identified it it's a Vitek six that grows as a spray Crawling Woody ground cover and has been. Identified as a invasive. Plant I'm Howard Garrett the dirt doctor. I'll be back with you right. After this and we'll. Talk about.
"bracken cave" Discussed on In Our Time
"To kate jones cartoons and d waters and the inner time podcast get some extra time now with a few minutes of bonus material from melvin and his guests got me going back to this mega micro thing is that it's a great introduction to the younger crop tra intro corrupt argument because whatever those names because it leads very neatly into into understanding about how we traditionally classified organisms based on their morphology life history strategies i is the molecular genetics molecular genetics always throw some spanners into works i mean obviously the molecular genetics is is not without problems and faults interpretations but one question i didn't ask as how can they tell their soun twenty million come butts out of the k in texas how can button number moon tell it's distinguishes button number nine thousand nine hundred shone through bintu to bracken cave in texas the twenty million mexican free talbot's come out and if you try maker recording is just noise that you can't even make individual causes is extraordinarily but that's how this all temporal expectation so when they produce a call they have an expectation window when that calls going to come back so they can change the gain in their auditory system so they can ignore anything until they get to the window whether expecting that signal to come back up point that will ramp up the gain and listen for the millions yeah is a bit crazy i mean do we always saying all say that they recognize their own calls and that's really at nother area which is credibly interesting that we don't know anything about we think that they can recognize voice i can recognize my voice so can you so why combats do that we think we properly can so like infant bats are left in this bracken cave in a big nursery little crush while big crash and the batman's go back and feed and then come back and find their own pup so they can find their own pup in thousands of pops so at the beginning of this research we thought that was totally impossible that they'd find their in pup and we thought that they were ally ally feeding they were i live nursing so they would just nursing any pup that was there and they everybody was very excited about this whole idea of nursing that was crazy idea you know how did that evolve but actually they recognize her own up in in a whole bunch of pups amass off ups ups they can do it i think that's incredible this i mean for me some of the big exciting to really exciting areas to explore neck location research at the moment are one the use of little miniature devices that are being fit fitted to bats she can put these tiny tags on bats workout where they are from their gps coordinates but also record their location calls so this is giving us an unprecedented view of location behavior in the wild on these tiny animals you got the tags back you can download their application courses lifeline around and the other area it's really exciting for me is is molecular genetics and what is it that whatever genes involved make bats give bass this amazing ability to act locate muslim amazing examples of convergent evolution at the gene level so whales and dolphins have evolved hearing jeans vert of undergone similar mutations to those in bats to cope with dealing with high frequency allocation calls so i think there are some really exciting new discoveries awaiting us in genetics we kind of this idea that the inculcation somehow is is difficult may flop flight we know was evolved multiple times lots of animals climate trees and chuck themselves out and glide so they vision to powered flight flights probably not difficult but some of the idea that that collection is holy grail but but we all locate to some extent we perceive the space around us by the reflection of our own echoes so he put somebody into an aniko chamber absorbs all sound ran was.