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Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves


Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves

Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves
Canadian Yew is a northern, evergreen shrub that grows where cool air blows from the cave's entrances
Location Carter County, Kentucky
Area 146 acres (59 ha)
Established 1981

Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves are two nature preserves totaling 146 acres (0.59 km2) located within the boundaries of Carter Caves State Resort Park in Carter County, Kentucky, USA. Bat Cave was dedicated into the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission system on 16 December 1981, for the protection of the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) with wintering numbers estimated at 28,000. The Cascade Caverns preserve was dedicated on 16 December 1981, to protect two rare plant species, the Mountain maple (Acer spicatum) and the Canadian yew (Taxus canadensis).[1]


  1. ^ "Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves". Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

External links

  • Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserve
  • Bat Cave State Nature Preserve

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