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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Nest Box Seminar

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Interested in birdhouses, but don’t know where to begin? Wondering what you can do to help cavity nesting animals? Head to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Saturday, February 29th from 9 AM – 1 PM to bolster your nesting knowledge. Speakers will discuss popular nest boxes, such as bluebirds and wood ducks. Live raptors will be sure to engage participants of all ages! Come for a specific topic or stay for all four. Whatever you choose, these presentations will cover many topics to “brood” about for this upcoming nest season!

9 AM: Live, Cavity Nesting Raptors: Learn about the perfect setup for drawing nesting raptors and see some live birds up close! Presented by Renee Wahlen, Executive Director of Marsh Haven Nature Center.

10 AM: Wood Ducks; Make your Boxes Pro“duck”tive”: Discover the best ways to make your nest boxes pro-duck-tive! Presented by Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club.

11 AM: Bluebirds: Identify prime bluebird real estate and how to attract mating pairs, too! Presented by Liz Herzmann, WDNR Wildlife Conservation Educator.

12 PM: Leap Day: It’s February 29th, a special day! Just like the day ducklings emerge from their nesting cavity. See photos and video from two local experts on capturing the magic of “the leap”. Presented by Jeff Bahls and Jack Bartholmai.

If you prefer to purchase your bluebird or wood duck boxes on site, the Friends of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will provide kits and fully assembled boxes for sale. Donuts and coffee will also be available for purchase during the day. Get involved or learn more in the classrooms, where there will be displays from local bird conservation organizations: Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Wood Duck Society, Horicon NWR, and Wisconsin DNR.

Free event, and all ages are welcome. No registration required.  For more information, call 920-387-7893.

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 [EXIT DNR].


February 29
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
N7725 Hwy 28
Horicon, WI 53032 United States
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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 elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.