"Listen not to what is contrary to propriety." (Confucius)
This cache was once part of the Evil Cacher Series that was recently retired. Please disregard references to what was once the final for this series. Keeping a few of the series caches active to keep cachers on the trails.
This Cache series was placed to introduce you (or for the local Cachers, reintroduce you) to the Hormel Nature Center. During your travels to find these Caches you will have hiked over most the trails in this wonderful area. Don’t be surprised to walk among herds of Deer, Wild Turkeys, Geese and various other species of wildlife. If you’re lucky you may even meet the 29 year old Red Tailed Hawk that is a resident of the Center.
The 507 acre Jay C. Hormel Nature Center was established in 1971. The center is just within the Austin city limits. It features restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forests, wetlands, and meandering streams. As you hike through the different trails (7 miles worth all total), there are Deer, Mink, Raccoons, Salamanders, Birds and other native wildlife for your viewing pleasure. The Watch Tower provides an excellent view of some of these trails and prairies.