Government Canyon State Natural Area

Government Canyon home to several endangered spiders | KSAT News

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By Erica Hernandez – Producer
Posted: 4:22 AM, June 09, 2017
Updated: 8:56 AM, June 09, 2017


Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla), Photograph by Dr. Jean Krejca

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Government Canyon State Natural Area is over 12,000 acres, located in northwestern Bexar County.Texas Parks and Wildlife is in charge of taking care of this area and the species that live there. Right now, Government Canyon is home to seven different endangered species. Most of those species consist of spiders and beetles that live underground, including the Government Canyon Bat Cave Spider.

“It’s very rare, but we do have other species as well that exist in other caves around,” superintendent Chris Holm said…Read the article here

For more information on the endangered species living on the Edwards Aquifer, click here