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Wild Tuesday ~ Karst Island
June 30, 2015
Get WILD on Tuesdays at Put-in-Bay!
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is excited to announce the continuation of our WILD Tuesday! Programs begin Tuesday, June 16, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The programs will continue every Tuesday thereafter (same time) through August 18. Here is the Wild Tuesdays Full Schedule. This program is FREE! Although your donations are appreciated and help us to bring in our special guests. Brought to you by the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, the Lake Erie Islands Chapter – Black Swamp Conservancy, The Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee and the Ohio State Univerity Stone Laboratory.
So come out, bring the kids, and get WILD in a good way at Put-in-Bay.
Karst Island with Jackie Taylor
Come visit our new cave display and learn more about the islands unique karst topography, what lives in a cave, and why we have caves on the island. What is Karst Topography? Karst Topography is a geological formation found when water- soluble rock such as dolomite or gypsum is dissolved by water. This creates a network of fissures that allow runoff and surface water to move rapidly and unpredictably. South Bass Island is composed of a layer of insoluble carbonate rock on top of dolomite and gypsum. Over time, areas of the underlying rock have dissolved, resulting in a network of channels that move water and waste from the islands’ surface through the permeable rock much faster than would normally be the case. Learn more from Jackie!