Oregon Caves Needs Lint Pickers
In conjunction with the 2008 Public Lands Day, Oregon Caves National Monument is hosting a day of cave restoration. We are looking for volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 27 to pick lint along the tour route of Oregon Caves. Participants will be provided with camping, lunch, an off-trail caving trip, and a pass good for one day of free admission to any fee site on public lands.
Did You Know?
Scorpions fluoresce or glow under ultraviolet (UV) black light. They can glow electric green or blue. Scorpions fluoresce because they contain a fluorescent protein in the upper layer of their exoskeleton. This layer is like your fingernail, but even more protective and tough. The special protein inside is thought by scientists to serve as an ultraviolet sensitivity mechanism, perhaps allowing the scorpion to avoid burning itself by staying exposed too long to damaging light levels.