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|Some students have had the privilege of visiting and|
learning about Red Hills caves.
|Big Gyp Cave boasts the largest opening of any Kansas cave as well as the only|
known harbinger of ancient cave pictographs in the state.
|Brazilian (Mexican) Free-tailed Bats flit about in the|
deep space of Merihew Cave.
Many of these caves harbor bats.
These spelunkers count some of them
in Lost Colony Cave.
One of the most interesting features of any
Red Hills caves is the "Devil's Backbone"
of Dancer's Cave.
These kids get a super exposure to not only a
cave but up close to a Giant Desert Centipede
found near the opening.
Many thanks to the ranchers who practice stewardship of the unique caves of the Red Hills. Thanks also go to folks like Stan Roth and other teachers and scientists who have taught hundreds of kids as well as many adults of the values of these natural resources. Special thanks go to the Kansas Speleological Society whose members have spent many hours and resources in mapping many of these caves as well as providing valuable information contributing to their conservation.