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Are you in search of Spring fun? Head to Horicon for family-friendly events in March

By Central Office March 7, 2017

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HORICON, Wis. - Anyone in search of spring activities should keep Horicon in mind - fun activities at the marsh range from waterfowl migration, hiking or one of many family-friendly events.

And, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.

Saturday, March 18, 9a.m. to 1p.m. - "Searching for Spring" Open House

Join DNR staff at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center March 18 for an open house while "Searching for Spring." A variety of booths and hands-on activities focused on spring activities will be featured - this event is free of charge great for visitors of all ages.

Shooting stars and other beautiful flowers are a great sign that spring is almost here.
Shooting stars and other beautiful flowers are a great sign that spring is almost here.
Photo Credit: DNR

A wide range of activities will be offered, including turkey blind construction and turkey call practice, gardening with native plants, and invasive species defense tactics. Migrating ducks will be at Horicon soon - attendees will learn how to identify these beautiful species just in time for spring. DNR staff will also share helpful information regarding orphaned wildlife.

Pre-registration is not required for this event - contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov for more information.

Thursday, March 23, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh

Join a DNR wildlife conservation educator for a "Turkey Tracks" 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.

Kids will love the March 23 turkey-themed storytelling session.
Kids will love the March 23 turkey-themed storytelling session.
Photo Credit: DNR

Saturday, April 1, 10-11 a.m. - Eye on Invasives

Garlic mustard, buckthorn, wild parsnip, dame's rocket and other invasive plant species can be a serious pest for landowners - find out how you can tackle these invasive species in your yard or on your property at this event. After the program, volunteers can hand-pull garlic mustard at Horicon Marsh.

Learn how to combat purple loosestrife and other invasive plant species at this April 11 Eye on Invasives event.
Learn how to combat purple loosestrife and other invasive plant species at this April 11 Eye on Invasives event.
Photo Credit: DNR

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 http://www.horiconmarsh.org/ [EXIT DNR] or call 920-387-7893.

Last Revised: Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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