By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks
SULLIVAN, Mo. – Jonathan Beard walked gingerly between the stalagmites on the floor of Fisher Cave in Meramec State Park, highlighting his handiwork with his headlamp.
“This is a repair, this is a repair, this is a repair,” Beard said. “We made 21 repairs in this little section alone in one day. We now have a forest of stalagmites where none were there 20 years ago.”