Join DNR staff for the Horicon Marsh Owl Prowl Jan. 30

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  1. By Central Office January 21, 2016

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

    HORICON, Wis. - Winter is a great time to search for different owl species - join the Horicon Marsh Bird Club and Department of Natural Resources wildlife educators for an Owl Prowl Jan. 30.

    This co-sponsored event is a two-part trip - participants will join members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club at 3 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and search for owls in the marsh area. At 6:30 p.m., Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife educator, will give a short presentation in the education center regarding owls and lead a hike to Indermuehle Island to call for owls.

    "At the talk, DNR staff will provide various owl parts for you to look at and examine owl pellets in order to learn more about an owl's diet," said Herzmann. "Join for one or both parts of the program - it will be a HOOT!"

    Participants are invited to bring a picnic dinner to eat at the education center between programs. The guided hike will be roughly 1.5 miles, and will include walking in the dark.

    Registration is not required, but feel free to contact the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at 920-387-7893 to let staff know how many people will accompany each group. The program is free to the public and all ages are welcome. Remember to arrive early and 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 For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.

    Last Revised: Thursday, January 21, 2016