Cave Critter Series #1- Blind Blue Boil LbNA # 31078 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||May 19 2007|
|Location||Bowling Green, KY|
The Lost River Cave and Valley is an urban Nature Sanctuary. Sixty-eight acres of green space include a diversity of wildlife habitat including river, wetlands, blue holes, limestone bluffs, grassland prairie, cedar glade, springs, and hardwood forest. The valley boasts over 130 species of birds during spring migration and an abundance of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. This web of life extends into the cave, where countless critters live quietly in the darkness. This is the only underground boat tour in the state. This is a very unique and special treasure.
Take I-65 to Exit Number 20. This is the Natcher Parkway (it begins at this point). Take the 1st Exit (Number 4). Turn right onto 31-W. Go 1.1 miles and Lost River Cave and Valley will be on your right.
This is the first in the Cave Critter series of 3 stamps.
Cross the bridge going towards the cave. Follow the signs to "Valley Trails and Blue Holes". Blue Holes are places in the earth where the underground river exposes itself. The water takes on a blue color due to the limestone. You will soon see a sign on the left telling you how many camped. Begin your walk and spend "3 Days in the Valley". Go under the bridge. Don't go up, but keep looking for blue hole #3. Has our Blind Blue Boil crawled to hole #3? You tell me? The "American Holly Ilex Opaca" will tell you exactly where to go. Raise the heavy big one and find your Blind Blue Boil.
More information on Lost River Cave and Valley can be found at www.lostrivercave.com. We recommend the boat tour.
**We've had people say they can't find this box. It's actually in an easy location. The rock is very obvious, it's just a bit heavy. Go ahead and lift it. Be sure to put Blind Blue Boil back under the heavy rock becuase the blue hole rises at times.