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A group waits near the Yolo Causeway, above, at sunset Thursday for a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats to fly out for their nightly feeding. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Bats’ wings are silhouetted against the twilight sky as they fly out from underneath the Yolo Causeway. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Often mistaken for birds, a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats flies out from underneath the Yolo Causeway at sunset Thursday. Crevices under the bypass provide a home to more than 250,000 of these winged creatures — one of the species’ largest colonies in California. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Often mistaken for birds, a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats flies out from underneath the Yolo Causeway at sunset Thursday. Crevices under the bypass provide a home to more than 250,000 of these winged creatures — one of the species’ largest colonies in California. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Bat expert Corky Quirk, an education associate with the Yolo Basin Foundation, shows a bat to a group attending one of the foundation’s Bat Talk and Walk events. Bats used in the presentations were rescued and have been deemed unreleasable due to their injuries. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Bat expert Corky Quirk gives the crowd an up-close look at a bat’s wing during a presentation earlier in the event. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Bat expert Corky Quirk, an education associate with the Yolo Basin Foundation, shows a bat's wing to a group attending one of the foundation’s Bat Talk and Walk events. Bats used in the presentations were rescued and have been deemed unreleasable due to their injuries. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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