This year we visited the Florida Caverns.
The main tour cave was discovered during the late 1930s when Civilian Conservation Corps workers were building the park. A worker happened to look beneath the roots of an overturned tree and found a hole leading down into the caves. Closer inspection revealed a massive networks of caverns with pristine formations and miles of passages. Tbe CCC then cleared out pathways for tours using pick-axes.
The underground world was amazing...it felt more like a sci-fi movie than something right in our own back yard!
soda straws (baby stalactites)
close-up of a soda straw
cave life - the bat my hub thinks is fake
Yes, It's a dinner plate!
I think this is one of my favorite facts from the cavern tour. The CCC guys lodged their plates into the rock behind their lights. The reflection gave them more light to work by.