Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park is well known for being the longest known cave system on Earth, but it hasn’t always held that title. Many cave explorers throughout the past were consumed by the beauty and wonders of Mammoth Cave and greatly contributed to the addition of known cave...

Research inspiration at Mammoth Cave National Park Over the past two months, I’ve been able to participate in a variety of very exciting projects which have helped fuel my love for Mammoth Cave National Park. Most of these have been research projects, from bird surveys to spider collecting to...

Cave Biology Oh, hello again! Welcome back to my blog. I'm calling in from a small fraction of Mammoth Cave’s (greater than) 420 miles of cave passages to report on some cave critters I’ve seen, and mention some that are infrequently seen! The cave ecosystem has...

Let me take a moment and highlight two salt-of-the-earth sisters who have been monumental to my experience here at Mammoth Cave: Brenda and Vanessa. When I arrived at Mammoth, I dove head-first into the job. No adjustment period, no orientation. My radon monitoring was pretty...

This season I’ll be in charge of radon monitoring in the caves. Monitoring occurs year-round on a weekly basis, mainly on tour routes. The purpose of radon monitoring is less for the protection of visitors and more for tour guides and cavers who log thousands...

If you didn’t already know, Mammoth Cave is part of the longest cave system in the world. Together with the caves of Flint Ridge and a few more systems, the passages are well over 400 miles and counting. Additionally there are 400 minor caves within...

Hello to all of you out there, and welcome back to my blog. I’m thrilled to return to Mosaics for my second season and to start a brand new project at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Before I get into it, let me just give...

I earned my BS in Earth Science in December 2019 and I’ve continued on the path toward professional development via networking. I plan to attend grad school within the next 5-10 years, but before I do so, I’d like to gain experience through field-related work...