Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves

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Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves
Cascade caverns taxus.JPG
Canadian Yew is a northern, evergreen shrub that grows where cool air blows from entrances to Cascade Caverns
Location Carter County, Kentucky, United States
Area 146 acres (59 ha)
Established December 16, 1981

Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves are two nature preserves totaling 146 acres (0.59 km2) located within the boundaries of Carter Caves State Resort Park in Carter County, Kentucky, United States. Bat Cave was dedicated as part of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission system on December 16, 1981, for the protection of the Indiana bat with wintering numbers estimated at 28,000. The Cascade Caverns preserve was included to protect two rare plant species in Kentucky, the mountain maple and the Canadian yew.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Bat Cave State Nature Preserve". Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserve". Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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