Warm weather has arrived at Horicon Marsh and a number of June events will help people of all ages soak in the summer sun.
Each June event is free of charge and does not require advance registration.
· June 20, 10-11:30am – Walk a Mile in a Wildlife Biologist’s Shoes
Learn some of the ins and outs of how wildlife biologists capture, band, and release geese and other birds at this June 20 event. A mock bird banding operation will be set up and you will have the opportunity to practice banding fake Canada geese. You might even get banded yourself! This event is great for kids of all ages. No live birds will be captured.
· June 21, 10-11:30 a.m. – Planting for Wildlife
At this event, 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.
· June 23, 10-11 a.m. – Stories at the Marsh
Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for “A Gaggle of Geese” themed storytelling and craft-making session at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event is best for children ages 1-10 years old.
· June 27, 7:30-9 a.m. – Summer Bird Hike
Join Horicon Marsh Bird Club president Jeff Bahls in search of 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.
· June 28, 10-11 a.m. – Wetland Exploration
Join DNR staff for wetland exploration. You can grab a net to explore the waters of Horicon Marsh. A giant water bug, damselfly larvae, and tadpoles will all likely join the fun.
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, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org
For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 920-387-7893. Horiocn Marsh Education and Visitor is located N7725 Hwy 28 between Horicon and Mayville.