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Apprehension engulfed me as I slid down the 97 feet of rope to the bottom of the Morgue Pit entrance to Fern Cave. I was not apprehensive about the pit, or the rope, or the cave. I was apprehensive about what we would find inside the cave. Would we find a colony of healthy bats [...]
I’m out west and I’m by myself. I’m over 40 and I’ve never taken an extended vacation alone and I decided it was time. I love to travel, and I usually love to travel with friends, but there are some places I’ve wanted to visit for years that my husband and my friends view as [...]
It’s spooky that hurricane Isaac is following almost the exact same track as hurricane Katrina did in 2005, not to mention the fact it’s due to make landfall on the anniversary of Katrina. Luckily, Isaac is much weaker than Katrina, but any hurricane slamming into low-lying areas has the potential to create massive havoc. As [...]
I discovered Pinterest about six months ago, long after many people were already hugely addicted to it. At first, I didn’t really get it. Was it for posting your own pictures? Sharing funny stuff? A shorter and faster version of Facebook? But I now love Pinterest. I’m currently planning a trip to New Mexico, Colorado, [...]
I’m going through my archive and found this article I wrote about one of my favorite historic caves in Kentucky, the Great Saltpetre Cave. Here’s a photo my friend Nathan Williams took of one of the large chambers. Preserving Rockcastle’s Great Saltpetre Cave Walking through spacious passages of solid rock, you feel like you’re in [...]
I recently turned in an article for the June issue of Pet Age magazine about small desktop aquariums. It was a fun article to research because there are such a variety of small, affordable aquariums on the market now. I actually fell in love with the 6-gallon Fluval Edge aquarium while researching the article. It’s [...]
My article about Fern Cave appeared in the April issue of the NSS News. If you’d like to read the full article, you can find it here. You can also review pictures of the graffiti we found in the cave on my Flickr site.
I’ve spent a few months stewing over what to say publicly about how the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s White-Nose Syndrome cave closure policy has affected my very favorite cave in the whole world. In July, my husband (Steve Pitts) and I discovered that the cave closure policy is in fact accomplishing one thing: it’s [...]