Essay on woods
Tennessee's limestone caves are distinctive ecological treasures, and here we have the unique opportunity to protect one in west Nashville. The Belle Forest Cave was long overlooked and misplaced on the maps. Noah accidentally re-discovered this cave while scouting critical future conservation areas along the Radnor-to-River corridor. With support from Emily Davis and Gerald Moni of the Nashville Grotto, we recently explored it in preparation for a formal mapping trip to follow. We were excited to find 150 - 200 feet of navigable cave extending along an underground stream, connecting a few side passages and multiple larger rooms. Below are some of the things found in this cave, for more photos see the Radnor-to-River facebook page album.
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