Head to Horicon Marsh in March

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. By Central Office February 29, 2016

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

    HORICON, Wis. - Spring is just around the corner at Horicon Marsh, and the first geese and sandhill cranes are returning to Wisconsin. March events include a Nest Box Seminar, Spring Thaw Walk, movie night and story session.

    Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
    Photo Credit: WDNR

    • March 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Nest Box Seminar
      Head to Horicon Marsh and learn more about nest boxes and their role within conservation. Participants will receive hands-on training, including how to properly place and maintain nest boxes and decide which type of box are right for different yard-types and bird species. This year's nest box seminar will focus on Wood Ducks and Bluebirds, Wisconsin's most popular cavity nesters. Purple martins, a species of Special Concern in Wisconsin, and the great crested flycatcher, a common large woodland flycatcher, will be the focus of an additional informational session.

      Bluebird nest box kits will be available from Friends of Horicon Marsh for $12. This seminar is free and open to the public, no registration is required.

    • March 5, 6:30-8 p.m. - Movies at the Marsh
      The Movies at the Marsh series continues with "Bears." This captivating Disney nature documentary follows two mother brown bears as they raise cubs amid the splendor of the Alaskan wilderness. All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free of charge, and open to the public. Refreshments are available onsite - please use the lower entrance.

    • March 10, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh
      Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. "Turtle Splash" is March's theme, and live animals will be onsite for story time. Meet Marsha the snapping turtle and some of her friends at this great event. Please enter through the lower entrance.

    • March 19, 1-2:30 p.m. - Spring Thaw Walk
      Join a Horicon Marsh educator for a hike through the marsh and explore the signs of spring. "Spring is coming soon, and everything from birds to frogs will be out and about," said Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator. "If any flowers are in bloom, they will be a key part of the walk as well - this is a great time to explore the marsh." Participants will meet in the upper lobby.

    Each March event is free of charge and does not require advance registration. This spring, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.

    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. For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.
    Last Revised: Monday, February 29, 2016