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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Announces August Interpretive Events

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites you to attend a series of interpretive programs and events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park this August.

Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm     The Predators of the Sky
There are a variety of predators in Montana, many of which soar the skies above. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is host to many of the birds of prey. These predators play a vital role in maintaining rodent populations in Southwestern Montana. This program will demonstrate the importance and diversity of the park’s birds of prey.

Saturday, August 5 at 8pm    Bats and Blooms Walk
A guided evening walk dedicated to the night life at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The park has up to 11 species of bats, but the nightlife is not all about bats. The park is also home to some species of flowers that bloom later in the evening. Through this 1.5-mile hike, you can expect to see the vast species of bats, birds, flowers and bugs located at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. We recommend bringing clothes appropriate for the weather, a flashlight, snack, water and binoculars.

Tuesday, August 8 at 8pm     Cave Formations in a New Light
Cave formations at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park take a very long time to grow; on average, a rate of 1 cubic inch per 100 years. Touching a formation with your bare hands is one of the worst things you can do as the oils in your skin stop the formations growth. This program is a fantastic opportunity to not only touch formations but also learn exactly how caves formations start.

For more information, contact the park visitor center at (406) 287-3541.

What: Interpretive Programs and Events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

When: Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm; Saturday, August 5 at 8pm; Tuesday, August 8 at 8pm

Where: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT
http://stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns/

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.


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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
stateparks.mt.gov

Contact:
Derrick Rathe
Park Ranger,
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
(406) 287-3541
Drathe.fwp@gmail.com

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