Richard Blenz Nature Preserve
43.12 acres of the mostly-wooded tract is situated at the end of a rural county road about 6 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana. Donated to the NSS in 2008 by Richard Blenz, longtime donor and benefactor to the Society, the property contains the main (historic) entrance to Buckner Cave. Although parts of the cave lie underneath the Preserve, various portions and passages of the slightly more than 3-mile long cave extend below other properties.
Access to the property and cave is managed by Anmar Mirza and the Richard Blenz Nature Conservancy.
Although the dreaded White Nose Syndrome has not been confirmed in Indiana, each visitor requesting access who has visited caves in the established 17-state area must take decontamination precautions prior to visiting the cave.
(For specific information, visit http://www.caves.org/WNS)
Much information about the Preserve is available at http://www.bucknercave.org.
If you have additional questions, please contact either:
Dave Everton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sam Frushour: (812) 339-2130