After Kerrville Folk festival....Looking forward to witnessing Mexican Freetail Bats exit the grand living room of Carlsbad Caverns NM!
They actually live here only during the Summer months, and they come here to give birth and raise their young in the caverns.The bat populations have been in decline here for sometime, and no one knows exactly why. Today the bats number around 300,000, while it is thought that there were over one million bats here when James White entered the cavern in 1898.
As an add bonus I'll be exploring the Guadalupe Mountains...
Will McLean Festival
Will McLean is considered the “Father of Florida Folk.” The “Black Hat Troubadour” travelled all across his beloved state writing hundreds of poems, songs and stories. After his death in 1990 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Each year Florida singer songwriters gather at the Will McLean Folk Festival to honor him. McLean wanted to save Florida through his music. Each year the Will McLean Foundation holds a “Best New Florida Song Contest” to keep McLean’s mission alive.