• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

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Ranger explaining cave microbes to a young visitor during Jr

Ranger Megan explaining cave microbes to a young visitor during Jr. Ranger Day at Lava Beds NM

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Did You Know?

Cave Slime

Many of the caves at Lava Beds provide habitat for cave slime! Cave slime is a hydrophobic bacteria that repels water, causing it to reflect a gold or silver color when illuminated with a flashlight. Cave slime is spectacular in high concentrations and is in no way harmful to people.