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Working to gain entrance to the cave
Audrey Stewart, fellow volunteer, sitting on cave cover in the middle of the dry Onion Creek.
Edwards aquifer recharge cave
Schematic cross section illustrating the water path from the creek into the aquifer.
Cave Dig team preparing for work
View of the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone
Numerous caves and sinkholes along Onion Creek. All are covered with screens to allow water entry while excluding animals, humans and gravel.
Working In the Cave, digging out accumulated gravel and sediment
Tom Jones working the bucket brigade. Transporting cave fill to the riparian areas next to the creek.
Moving the sediment and gravel from the cave
Tom working the bucket brigade. Transporting cave fill to the riparian areas next to the creek. During the work activity an estimated 35-40 buckets were removed.
Unloading equipment and safety gear
Audrey Stewart - (photo by Lance Jones)
About Audrey Stewart: I am the volunteer coordinator for both the BCP and WQPL programs. I coordinate volunteer workdays on the conservation lands that are led by trained volunteer leaders and program staff. On my favorite days, I get to be out with our awesome volunteers leading guided hikes for the public or working on ecological restoration projects.
Favorite Conservation Activity: My favorite activity right now is collecting ripe seeds from native grassland species on Water Quality Protection Lands with volunteers to later spread on parts of the land that need more cover and diversity. It’s a fun and relaxing activity where you learn some plant ID and chat with folks or wander off a little bit away from the group to get some quality me time in nature. It’s also satisfying because it makes a big impact on restoration. Last year, of the 110 species of native seed spread on the WQPL, 13 species were bought commercially and 95 other species were harvested by volunteers and staff directly from the WQPL lands themselves.
WOE-Walk in the Woods at Jacob's Well Elementary School
MN Irene Bonde and MN Keith Collignon are guiding 2nd graders at JWE on a walk in the woods on school grounds.
WOE-Jacob's Well Elementary School
MN Becky Denton is demonstrating the parts of the plant for 2nd graders at JWE.
Beth and Dick Barham
Connie and John Boltz
The Falkland Islands 2018
On a trip to South Georgia Island last November, I saw these penguins in the Falkland Islands.
After a trip to Uganda, we extended our trip to see the gorillas in Rwanda.
The lionesses of the Serengeti do most of the hunting. These rock outcroppings are called Kopjes.
Every year for 25 years I’ve been renting a cabin in Northern Minnesota where this sunrise picture was taken.
The Outer Hebrides, Scotland 2005
These are the Callanish Stones on Lewis Isle in the Outer Hebrides.
Swallows nest on the walls of this cave in Borneo. Their nests are collected for Bird’s Nest Soup.
Nest Box Photos by Bob and Tina Adkins Article and Presentation by Betsy Cross