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ARMENDARIS RANCH: BAT FLIGHT
Experience a wonder of nature never before available to the public. The Jornada Bat Cave, a complex of two massive lava tubes, serves as a temporary home to an estimated 1.6 million bats (principally Mexican Free Tail) that emerge each evening at dusk to feed on Ted Turner’s private Armendaris Ranch. This spectacle of nature, which occurs most every evening from approximately June to September, has been compared to the great animal migrations of Africa.
Your expedition departs from either the Sierra Grande Lodge or Ladder Ranch for a six and a half‐hour, round-trip journey to the bat caves. The tour takes you through Ted Turner’s stunning 360,000 acres Armendaris Ranch, allowing you the opportunity to encounter a vast Chihuahuan desert landscape with the possibility of viewing bison, pronghorn, and oryx, as well as other desert‐dwelling animals and birds. Please keep in mind that the bats’ emergence is not on a set schedule. Recent research suggests that they fly when the temperature inside the cave comes into balance with the outside temperature. Soak in the spectacular sunset Armendaris has to offer, while waiting for the bats to emerge for their flight.
For additional information, please call (800) 734-5611.
To book the Bat Flight Offer at Armendaris Ranch, click here.