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Cave Ecology - Flora and Fauna


The 'Beneath the Ridge Project' members have been out and about exploring and recording caves and mines on the Sandstone Ridge; many of their stories have been published on the Website in recent weeks (CLICK HERE to view those particular articles).

As well as the fascinating geology and history of these features, there has also been an interest in finding and recording any signs of life.

The Sandstone Ridge caves are not rich in life compared to limestone caves, due to a lack of light and running water.

The main categories of wildlife found during exploration by volunteers were 'Plants, Mammals and Insects'.

We have used a wide number of sources of information to accurately identify species and there has also been active involvement from some University students.

CLICK HERE to read full report.

PJ Snape, Summer 2020