Bat Caves


by Kelsey Anderson 10414530_602766766490257_4292758902833884903_n

The caving project at Silver Mines Recreational Area was the best and most rewarding project I have been on thus far with ERT. I had the unique opportunity to assist in rigging a high line across a river, cutting steel using an oxyacetylene torch, and putting together a steel gate expertly designed for bats. Additionally, I learned a great deal about bat species in Missouri from our very knowledgeable and enthusiastic contacts. We worked long days in some extremely wet working conditions, but seeing the four completed gates at the end of the ten day was well worth the adversity my team and I faced.