Cave Country

Field Trip!

Field Trip!

To…

Indian Cave

Indian Cave

Indian Cave is in Meramec State Park, right next to…

Fisher Cave

Fisher Cave

Fisher Cave is a very large cave that is only open for 90 minute tours at certain times of the day. I believe it is closed in the winter because of hibernating bats. Fisher Cave is open for tours now, but today, we opted to explore the smaller Indian Cave.

On the half mile hike to Indian Cave.

On the half mile hike to Indian Cave.

Snail

Snail

The cave's up there!

The cave’s up there!

Nice and cool inside

Nice and cool inside

Cave dweller? AHHGGGHH!

Cave dweller? AHHGGGHH!

Reminds me of that scary cave movie.

Reminds me of that scary cave movie.

Right at home.

Right at home.

In and out of the cave

In and out of the cave

At the back of the cave

At the back of the cave

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

Inside the cave, looking out.

Inside the cave, looking out.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

We checked out the entrance of…

Sheep Cave

Sheep Cave

But couldn’t go inside…

Closed for bats protection

Closed for the bats’ protection

The kids still enjoyed checking out the big, picturesque entrance to Sheep Cave.

Sheep Cave 2012 (One of my favorite photos I've ever taken, when we explored the cave when it was open)

Sheep Cave 2012 (One of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken, when we explored the cave when it was open)

7 thoughts on “Cave Country

  1. narf77

    Obviously the people given the task of naming caves back in the day in your neck of the woods were in a hurry to go home ;) LOVE the cave shots and although those caves are dark and cool they are also 99% humidity most of the time in summer and thus you sweat like a crazy person (well you do here in Australia anyway ;) ) a most strange feeling indeed to be sweating and cool

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I know, right?! Not very exciting names. Though I guess “Sheep Cave” is sort of odd. Ours feel more like au natural A/C, not too humid.

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      1. narf77

        Maybe you need to get The Spy to make up more interesting names…I mean its a hole in the ground, it is MEANT to be exciting!

  2. Eliza Waters

    Sounds like a great field trip for a hot day. Love the silhouetted photo of the little explorers! White nose fungus started about two hours west of here at Howe Caverns in NY, presumably carried in on the shoes of a European spelunker. It has devastated our bat populations terribly and there are so few bats to eat our summer mosquitoes these days. I miss them (sigh).

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Sad about the fungus/bats. Yes, it was so nice and cool in the cave! Baby’s class didn’t go on this field trip (just the two oldest groups of kids since it was kind of a longer drive) so we’ll have to go out there again and show her the cave (and I want to do a tour of Fisher cave too!)

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