Horicon Marsh Events
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are excited to offer a variety of fun, exciting and family friendly programs. Check out the calendar below for more information. Click here for a printer friendly version of all activities around the marsh.
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Horicon Marsh Bird Club Presentation
October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us Thursday, October 17th at 7PM at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, N7725 Hwy 28 Horicon.
Please join Horicon Marsh Bird Club president, Jeff Bahls as he tells us about his trips to Buffalo Gap National grasslands in South Dakota to survey for black-footed ferrets and the birds that he encountered during those surveys.
The black‐footed ferret was listed as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 1967. Declared extinct in 1979, a residual wild population was discovered in Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 1981. This cohort eventually grew to 130 individuals and was then nearly extirpated by sylvatic plague and canine distemper virus with only 18 animals remaining. These survivors were captured from 1985 to 1987 to serve as the foundation for the black‐footed ferret breeding program.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. The program will be in the lower level auditorium. Please use the lower entrance. For more information regarding the Horicon Marsh Bird Club program, contact Jeff Bahls, Horicon Marsh Bird Club President, at 920-210-4832 or DNR Wildlife Educator, Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893.
We hope to see you at many of the events that the education center has to offer. All events are subject to change. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at email@example.com.