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Bracken Cave Preserve (Bat Conservation International Inc Events)

26101 Farm to Market Road 3009

San Antonio, TX 78266

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Fun field trip to Bracken Cave. We will meet at 6:00pm at the Hwy 3009 Preserve gate. The cave is located in southwest Comal County near the city of Garden Ridge. Once checked in, the gate will be locked and we will caravan to the parking lot. If you arrive late, you will NOT be able to enter. We will hike appx 1/4 mile to the cave mouth. This will include about one hour of educational talk for Advanced Training. Be prepared to stay till about 9pm. $10 admission fee per attendee, cash is best for the Bracken folks. Trip organizer: Mark Wilson kuykenwil@gmail.com.

Here is info from the Bracken Cave visitation flyer:

WHEN / WHERE TO MEET: By designated time at the main gate – look for the “BCI Event” sign and please be on time. Your guide will check you in at the gate and once guests are checked in the entire group will caravan to the cave parking area. WHAT TO EXPECT: During your short walk to the cave (approximately ¼ mile), your guide will give an educational talk about BCI, Bracken and bats. WHAT TO WEAR: Closed-toed, comfortable shoes -Be aware that temperatures during the summer can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Camera (no flash, please), binoculars, insect repellent, sunscreen, and bottle water.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Pets, coolers, alcohol.
QUESTIONS & CANCELLATIONS: Contact your trip organizer.
TOUR CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER: If rain or other weather is an issue, your Bracken guide will assess the situation and decide by 3:00 p.m. the day of if the tour will take place.
If the tour is CANCELED, you will get an email or call from your trip organizer to the email address or cell number you provided when you made your reservation. If the tour is NOT CANCELED, you will not be contacted and will be expected at the gate by designated time.
Bracken Cave Preserve Tour Information
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF:
 Be prepared to stay until dusk (approximately 9 p.m.)
 Group organizers & leaders please share this information with members of your group.
 This outdoor experience is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
 All visitors must complete an liability waiver before entering the property. Each adult must fill out a separate form. Children under 18 should be listed at the bottom of the parent’s form.
 If you think you might have accessibility needs, please let your guide know when you arrive at the gate.
 There is bench seating in the view area.
 Eat an early dinner before you arrive. There are picnic tables at the check-in area if you want to eat there before the tour starts. Once the tour starts there won’t be time to eat and food is not allowed in the viewing area.
 Please bring your completed liability waiver with you.
Designated times:
Please arrive by the designated time. We will not be able to accommodate late arrivals and gates will be locked. Emergence times fluctuate throughout the summer and depended on weather and availability of food.

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