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Courtyard by Marriott San Marcos

625 Commercial Loop

San Marcos, TX 78666

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About this event

Get immersed in the amazing world of bats in this hand-on experience with leading experts. Learn bat house building, bat mist netting and acoustics, sustainable agriculture techniques, and so much more!

September 22-24, 2022


  • A private tour of Bracken Cave, the world's largest bat colony and emergence, with picnic-style dinner
  • Two full days of expert-guided lectures, field trips, and hands-on demonstrations
  • Two nights of mist netting and acoustic recording to see and hear live bats! (dinners included)
  • A free signed copy of Merlin's newest book, The Bat House Guide
  • 1 year of Leadership Membership in MTBC, including 20 free photo downloads, discounts on additional photo downloads and merchandise, and invitations to join Merlin for privately chartered bat-watching cruises at Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge
  • Student discounts
  • Course credit for participating Master Naturalist programs


  • Hotel accommodations (inquire about a group rate)
  • Travel (carpool from hotel to field site will be encouraged)
  • Lunch

Lectures will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, San Marcos. Field trips, demonstrations, and live bat capture will be held at Swift River Pecans, LLC. Proof of recent rabies vaccination or acceptable titer is required for handling bats, but not required for attendance.

HURRY! Limited capacity event. Admission increases September 1.

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