May programs at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

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  1. By South Central Region April 20, 2015

    Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, wildlife educator, 920-387-7893 Bob Manwell, DNR communications, 608-275-3317

    HORICON, Wis. -- Spring is here and so are the birds. There is a lot going on at Horicon Marsh, so be sure not to miss a moment of it. All programs are free and open to the public and do not require advance registration, unless stated otherwise.

    May 2, 10 - 11 a.m.: Nature Art for Mother's Day

    Show your mother how much you love her with a craft and card made from the heart.

    "Nature can provide us with great inspiration and materials for our creative sides," said Liz Herzmann, Department of Natural Resources wildlife educator, "and there is no better occasion than Mother's Day to show off your skills."

    Materials are provided. Please meet in the lower lobby of the education center.

    May 2, 12-2 p.m.: Nest Box Monitoring

    Join a Wisconsin DNR naturalist for a hands-on walking tour of various nest boxes located around the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. Learn from experienced nest box monitors about how to monitor a nest box trail. Bluebirds, tree swallows, purple martins and wood ducks will be covered. Also learn how you can contribute to the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas. No previous experience required.

    The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center events please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at

    For more information on Horicon Marsh education programs and offerings contact Beth Haffenbredl at 920-387-7877.

    Mark your calendar:

    18th Annual Bird Festival May 8-11, 2015 (leave DNR)

    August 22, 2015 Grand Opening of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's Explorium. The Explorium is a new interactive, museum-quality, diorama built on a theme of, "The Great Hunting Grounds." The exhibits depict how humans and wildlife have interacted and impacted Horicon Marsh since the last great glacier to present day.

    Last Revised: Monday, April 20, 2015