At the Springfield Plateau Grotto, our members average 200 wild cave trips per year, not only in Missouri, but also in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states.
Caving trips, both confirmed and tentative, will be posted here as plans come together. If there is a cave you would like to visit, please contact Matt Bumgardner to inquire about arranging a trip.
Wednesdays – Fitzpatrick Cave. Jon Beard is planning on conducting restoration work in the cave. most, but not all Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping and available, please let me know: Email. We’ll schedule something. Right now the process is numbering each broken stalactite/mite piece, photographing it and recording the numbers. This will eventually be used to look for matching ends on a monitor to determine where the pieces belong.
January 27, 2018 Breakdown Cave – Annual Winter Bat Count. We will meet at the cave at 10 a.m. Contact Jon Beard if you plan to help with the survey.
Winter 2016 Cave Expedition
Watch a video of the February 13, 2016 Expedition to Carroll Cave in Camden County.