Join in for a little spring fever medicine on Saturday, March 3rd from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Horicon Mash Education & Visitor Center. Now is the time to plan for the upcoming nesting season. Speakers will present about the most popular cavity nesters. New this year will be information on Black-Capped Chickadees, one of the most popular backyard songbirds. Also new to the lineup with be Jack Bartholmai with a presentation on Screech Owls and Barred Owls, both of which are cavity nesters. Eastern Bluebirds and Wood Ducks will also be discussed, as they are the two most popular nest box users in the area. Presentations will cover the do’s and don’ts of how to make your bird houses successful.
9 AM: Eastern Bluebirds presented by Steve Sample, Vice President of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.
10 AM: Wood Ducks presented by Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club.
11 AM: Black-Capped Chickadees presented by Steve Sample, Vice President of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.
12 PM Cavity-Nesting Owls presented by Jack Bartholmai. This photo illustrated presentation will cover Saw-Whet, Screech and Barred Owls.
The Friends of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will have nest boxes for sale either as kits or fully assembled. Snacks will also be available for purchase during the day. Visit the classrooms, where there will be displays from local bird conservation organizations: Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Wood Duck Society, Horicon NWR, Wisconsin DNR.
Free event, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call (920) 210-4832. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28.