Bear Creek Cave (310/687)

Bear Creek Cave is exactly what its name describes, a cave.  It is closed to the public and its location is not disclosed due to the sensitive nature of the site and past vandalism issues. This ninth-largest cave in the state is home to several bat species and a number of cave-preferring and endemic invertebrate…

Neda Mine (279/681)

Neda Mine is an abandoned iron ore mine, the collapsed tunnels and shafts of which, now serve as bat habitat.  Located in Dodge County, the location of Neda Mine will not be disclosed here as it is a sensitive site and not open to the public. I was fortunate to visit this site as part…

Cherney Maribel Caves (259/679)

Cherney Maribel Caves features a limestone bluff indented with what could loosely be described as caves (and more accurately referred to as cracks, crevices, and the like).  The natural area is found within the namesake park, located on the east side of CTH Z south of Cooperstown in northern Manitowoc County.  A large parking area…