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Welcome to the Lubbock Area Grotto

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Photo by: Brian Alger

The Lubbock Area Grotto (LAG) was chartered in 1985 and has been active in caving, cave restoration, cave conservation, cave surveying, public education and in exploration of new karst features since the clubs inception. LAG likes to cave in Texas and keep in touch with our many Texas caving friends. However, due to our isolated western locale, most of our time is spent in southeast New Mexico. This karst region of New Mexico is only a three hour drive, versus a five to seven hour drive to the karst regions of Texas.


LAG performs volunteer work for the Bureau of Land Management, The National Forest Service and the National Park Service. LAG members help other members with research projects which benefit not only the government entities managing the caves, but also speleology in general.


The membership representing LAG has diverse interests. Besides the pure fun of exploration, LAG shares cave related interests in surveying, mapping, biology, hydrology, geology, conservation, graffiti removal, formation repair, vertical work, and rope safety techniques.

White Nose Syndrome
Something is killing whole populations of bats in the eastern U.S. as they hibernate in caves and mines. Bats are losing their fat reserves (which are needed to survive hibernation) long before the winter is over and dying of starvation. The cause is unknown, but the affliction has been given the name “White Nose Syndrome” (WNS) because of the telltale white fungus growing on the noses of infected bats. This fungus, a previously undescribed Geomyces species, may also appear on a bat’s wings, ears, and tail. [More]

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