Congress Avenue Bridge
“A Little History (directly from Bat Conservation International)
Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world’s largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge.These 1.5 million bats are fun to watch, but they’re also making our world a better place to live.
When engineers reconstructed downtown Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge in 1980 they had no idea that new crevices beneath the bridge would make an ideal bat roost. Although bats had lived there for years, it was headline news when they suddenly began moving in by the thousands. Reacting in fear and ignorance, many people petitioned to have the bat colony eradicated.
About that time, BCI stepped in and told Austinites the surprising truth: that bats are gentle and incredibly sophisticated animals; that bat-watchers have nothing to fear if they don’t try to handle bats; and that on the nightly flights out from under the bridge, the Austin bats eat from 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of insects, including agricultural pests.”
Please NOTE: These are novelty ART GLASS items.
While they are perfectly functional and just as durable as any other Zero Waste Straws
The BAT WINGS are free form sculptural glass and pose a higher risk of breaking simply by design.
Extra care should be taken in storing, washing and using these straws in particular.
Novelty straws such as this do NOT have a lifetime guarantee against wing breakage. While I am honored to offer you my one of a kind art glass designs on any Happy Hollow Glass item – I simply cannot be responsible for all glass in customers care …it is after all – in the NATURE of glass to break.
As always – should you ever have any other issue with your straw with normal use please contact me as I DO stand behind each Zero Waste Straw created!
Abnormal use should always be avoided!
Includes (1) 8 inch straw
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