Fall events at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. By Central Office October 9, 2015

    Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator, 920-387-7893

    HORICON, Wis. -Migration is in full swing and both birds visitors are flocking to Horicon Marsh. Visit the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium or join DNR staff and local organizations for upcoming fall activities.

    Each October event is free unless otherwise noted and does not require advance registration.

    • Oct. 17, 4:30 -6:30 p.m. - Crane Watch and Stargazing Join educators at the Palmatory Street Overlook an hour before sunset for an informative talk regarding the birds flying overhead. Watch for Sandhill Cranes, ducks, geese and other migrants that are flying back into the marsh to roost. While waiting, members of the Northern Cross Science Foundation will be on hand to conduct solar viewing and stargaze after the sun goes down. Bring a picnic dinner, chairs and warm clothes for a fun-filled night at Horicon Marsh. This event will be held at 1210 N. Palmatory Street, Horicon, Wis.
    • Oct. 24, 10 -11 a.m. - Muskrats, Mink and other Marsh Mammals Join DNR educators for a hands-on presentation about the different furbearers that call the marsh home. Learn about those little huts that are constructed on the marsh and who makes them, and find out which mammal can hear a mouse moving under the snow.
    • Oct. 31, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. - Special Halloween Movies at the Marsh The Movies at the Marsh series continues with a special screening of "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," a family-friendly movie. Those who show up for the movie in their Halloween costume will receive a free bag of popcorn. Don't miss this opportunity to see your favorite movies on the big screen. All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free, and open to the public. Refreshments are available. Please use the lower entrance.

    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon, Wis. and Mayville, Wis. on Hwy. 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR]. For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.

    Last Revised: Friday, October 09, 2015