People enjoy hiking at Audubon for a variety of reasons. Whether your motivation is exercise, wildlife viewing, bird watching or just the experience of being outside you can always be open to those surprises that may cross your path. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a designated outdoor experience such as a hike, kayak paddle or cross-country ski. Nature may surprise you as you walk to your car after work or glance away from the computer and out the window. The one and only time I saw a mink, it ran across the trail in front of me as I walked back from picking up signs on a trail. Terry LeBaron, an Audubon volunteer, lists seeing a hawk capture a rabbit as one of his top 10 amazing nature experiences. This is the kind of thing that you see on nature TV shows, and he witnessed it in the Audubon parking lot standing by his car. My point is: You never know what will happen when you are anywhere outside.