Leopold Legacy: June
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache is a part of the “Leopold Legacy” set. The Leopold Legacy set is a series of twelve caches all placed in Dane County Parks. Each one of these caches has a quote representing one month of Aldo Leopold’s The Sand County Almanac. At each of the sites you will find something relating to the quote at or near the geocache. Aldo Leopold was a famous Ecologist from Wisconsin, and The Sand County Almanac is his most famous book. It is a collection of short stories related to each month of the year. I decided to make this series to bring geocachers to some of the Dane County parks, and to give them a sample of some of Aldo Leopold’s writing.
The cache has been authorized and the proper permit was issued by Dick Black, Dane County Parks on July 16, 2004. I would like to acknowledge Wayne Pauly, the naturalist at Dane County Parks, for his assistance in my project.
“But all conservation of wilderness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish.”
One of the issues with conservation is that if you don’t allow the public to go to the reservations, they may not want to support it. How can people learn like Aldo Leopold learned, without ever being outside the city. The problem is that if you let people have public access to parks and sensetive areas, some individuals may damage property.
Parking is at coordinates N 43º 01.588’ W 089º 23.611’. This site is a small spring. It is on the edge of the Nine Springs E-Way. It is just across the street from an industrial park, but it is still something to see. It is just a short walk through the grass. When you reach the site you may notice that there is a little area that a homeless person made his home for a while. Walk 30 feet to the other side of the water.
The cache is a brown ammo box. Inside I have placed a few carabineers, some small dream-catchers made by me, and some small packets of seeds for pale purple coneflower, a threatened species in Wisconsin.
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Last Updated: on 4/18/2015 4:31:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:31 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum