Cave Formations

June 2020

Cave Formations

🚨Today, 6th June, is National Cave & Karst Day 2020!

Karst is a landscape made of limestone and dolomite that slowly dissolves from slightly acidic rain water creating features such as sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, underground rivers, and springs. 25% of the world can be found in karst and many people around the world depend on karst aquifers as a source for drinking water.

Cave and karst landscapes are home to unique subsurface habitats for animals, archaeological, and paleontological materials.

International dumping of trash and waste coupled with accidental spillage are threats to karst systems including the ground water. Caves, such as Stump Cross Caverns serve as a protective resource for both paleontological and archaeological resources ranging from remains of extinct animals and humans to cane torch fragments and textiles utilized by prehistoric man.

🎉Help us celebrate National Cave & Karst Day by sharing this post, or inviting them to like our page thus informing your friends about these unique subterranean worlds! Or why not VISIT US and grab an ice cream🍦or a tasty tray bake 🍰 to celebrate! Our van IS OPEN TODAY from 11-6.

Sadly we cannot celebrate this day in our normal way 😢 but we are working hard, following Covid 19 government guidelines to formulate a safe plan of action to enable us to reopen to the public in July god willing. 🙏🏻💕

🎥Here’s one of our previous Stump Cross History videos to celebrate ‘The International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World’. We hope you enjoy. There are many episodes available to view under our videos section. 💕

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