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Head to Horicon Marsh March 4 and learn more about how to attract birds with nest boxes

By Central Office February 14, 2017

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

HORICON, Wis. -- Head to Horicon Marsh Saturday, March 4 for a Nest Box Seminar and learn more about how to attract birds to your yard with nest boxes.

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Wood duck "jump day" is quite the event - head to Horicon March 4 and learn all you need to know about nest boxes.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bahls

Activities will be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will learn more about how to properly place and maintain nest boxes and attract different bird species and determine which box-types are right for your yard. No registration or entrance fee is required for this event.

The order of events for the nest box seminar is as follows:

Displays from the Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Wood Duck Society and others will also be featured at this event. Volunteers from each group will be in attendance to answer questions regarding native cavity-nesting birds.

Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor center will have bluebird nest box kits for sale for $12. You can assemble your nest box on site with the help of Friends volunteers or take your kit home to make - this is a great activity for kids of all ages.

And, after nest box programs are finished, be sure to check out the Horicon Marsh Explorium's interactive exhibits.

The Horicon Marsh Explorium is full of fun activities for visitors of all ages.
The Horicon Marsh Explorium is full of fun activities for visitors of all ages.
Photo Credit: DNR

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville 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 www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR]. For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 920-387-7893.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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