Horicon Marsh offers several nature events

Staff Report

Horicon Marsh is Wisconsin has several events in the coming weeks for those of all ages. Each event is free of charge and does not require advance registration.

On Monday the event, Walk a Mile in a Wildlife Biologist’s Shoes, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. During this program attendees can learn how wildlife biologists capture, band, and release geese and other birds. A mock bird banding operation will be set up and those attending will have the opportunity to practice banding fake Canada geese.

On Tuesday Planting for Wildlife will take place, where attendees will learn how to provide food, water and shelter for wildlife through planting and find out which plants are best for birds and pollinators. This event will go from 10-11:30 a.m.

On Thursday, June 23 a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator will present Stories at the Marsh. This event will feature A Gaggle of Geese themed storytelling and craft-making session at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event will go from 10-11 a.m. and is best suited for children ages 1-10.

On Monday, June 27 there will be a Summer Bird Hike. On this hike Horicon Marsh Bird Club President Jeff Bahls will be searching for Horicon Marsh’s resident and nesting birds. Possible species include black tern, great blue heron, marsh wren, green heron, wood duck, oriole, common yellow throat, and many more. Participants should gather in the upper lobby of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The hike will go from 7:30-9 a.m.

On Tuesday, June 28 there will be a Wetland Exploration program with staff from the DNR. Attendees can grab a net and explore the waters of Horicon Marsh. Those taking part in the program can expect to see giant water bugs, damselfly larvae, tadpoles, and more.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at horiconmarsh.org.

For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 920-387-7893. Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor is located N7725 Hwy 28 between Horicon and Mayville.

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