This past Friday ...

This past Friday ...

This past Friday, a team from VMNH ventured out to look for critters which love the deep, dark corners of the world! The team was made up of Associate Curator of Recent Invertebrates Dr. Kal Ivanov, Myriapodologist Dr. Jackson Means, Science Administrator Ben Williams, and Biology Research Technician Liberty Hightower. The intrepid team explored a man-made tunnel in Alleghany County and New River Cave in Giles County, encountering a multitude of interesting creatures and geological formations.

Here we have some pictures of the fascinating environments that the team encountered, and stay tuned for upcoming #BenInNature posts featuring the insects, amphibians, and other creatures that VMNH staff discovered. And, while it is hot outside, it's nice and cool inside caves, making caving a perfect "outdoor" recreation option for the summer. So, get out there and (safely and softly) explore the many public caves scattered throughout Virginia!


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