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Go Batty at the 54th Annual Bat Flight Breakfast at Carlsbad Caverns

July 6, 2011, 12:12 pm
By Naomi Legros As the beginning of summer takes flight into a full-length adventure of fun and excitement, the annual Bat Flight Breakfast, a celebration of bats’ morning return flight, will be held at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park on July 16th, 2011 from 5 a.m to 7 a.m. This ...

Going Down: A walk under Carlsbad Caverns National Park

November 9, 2009, 8:38 am
More than a century ago, a teenage cowboy stumbled onto one of America's biggest underground wonders. In 1898, Jim Larken White noticed bats boiling from a New Mexico cave entrance and rode his horse over to investigate. Curious about the cave's depth, he built a fire and let it burn ...

Species Spotlight: Brazilian free-tail bat

October 16, 2009, 10:19 am
Go batty over the Brazilian free-tail bat!Brazilian free-tail bat (Tadarida brasiliensis Mexicana): Also called Mexican free-tail bats and guano bats, these creepy critters have made their home in Carlsbad Caverns for a long time, thanks to their roosts conveniently located above the caverns’ massive guano mounds. In 1930, early ...

Visit Carlsbad Caverns for a Spooky Adventure

October 16, 2009, 10:14 am
Celebrate the delightful spookiness of Halloween this month with a visit to a national park that is full of dark caves and crawling with bats—Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a Permian-age fossil reef, the park contains more than 100 known ...

Bat Flight Breakfast

July 13, 2009, 10:47 am
Visit Carlsbad Cavern National Park and behold the sight of hundreds of thousands of bats soaring through the sky in search of their insect prey. Located in the Guadalupe Mountain, Carlsbad Caverns is home to 17 different bat species. The most famed among them is the Brazilian free-tail bat weighing in at ½ ...

Carlsbad Caverns Reprises 60-year-old lantern tour

December 22, 2008, 1:59 pm
The planned one-evening revival of a lantern tour into the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns National Park proved so popular that officials added another date. The initial Dec. 27 date for the Rock of Ages program sold out, Paula Bauer, the park's management assistant, said Wednesday. The program was limited ...

Carlsbad Caverns Unveils Ansel Adams Photos

October 29, 2008, 7:59 am
Carlsbad Caverns National Park dedicated its newly renovated visitors center on the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the park as a national monument. The event, held Oct. 25, included the opening of a new exhibit called Underground Visions: Carlsbad Caverns Through the Artist's Eye, featuring four original prints of ...

Caverns new visitors' center near completion

August 13, 2008, 7:24 am
CARLSBAD — Although the new visitors' center at Carlsbad Caverns National Park is functional and open to the public, there are still many items on the contractor's to do list, a park official said. The visitors' center has undergone a $9 million renovation that started in May of 2007, and ...

Power back on at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

May 7, 2008, 10:34 am
After a couple of days of using generators at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, power was restored late Friday night, according to John C. Benjamin, park superintendent. Wind gusts to 50 mph Thursday was blamed for the initial outage. "Everything is back to normal out there," Benjamin said Saturday. He said Xcel ...