|In the Los Tuxtlas
Biosphere reserve, we found the most amazing cave that was in the side of
the river walls just off the main river system. It had a small stream running
through it and bats!
These were insect eating bats. They spend thier days in these cool, moist caves to avoid being detected by predators. At night they fly out of the caves and eat thousands of insects. As they fly out of the cave they deposite lots of guano, bat poop. This helps to nurrish the surrounding system and increase productivity.
Check out our adventure into the cave as Hazen shows some of the bats,
including one that accidentally fell into the water.