July 9: Morning Birding Hike 7-10am Grab your binoculars and meet at Dodge county Harnischfeger Park. A birding hike led by Jeff Bahls. Excellent for beginning and experienced birders! Meet W3048 Crawfish Road - Ixonia, WI Latitude: 43.210988/Longitude: -88.546100.
Harnischfeger Park (132 acres) is the largest Dodge County Park. The park is in southeastern Dodge County along the Rock River in the Town of Lebanon about one mile west of the unincorporated community of Ashippun and eight miles east of Watertown. A variety of terrain, vegetation and facilities provide park visitors with a multitude of recreational opportunities in a scenic setting. An 800 foot boardwalk provides additional shoreline fishing, wildlife and wetland viewing opportunities.
July 23: Morning Birding Hike 7-10am. Grab your binoculars and explore the Mieske Ponds area of Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area with DNR Staff Jeff Bahls. We will walk a 1.5-mile loop across grasslands, along dikes, and through small woodlots. Directions: Take W. Lake Street/County Rd. E west out of Horicon for a little over 2 miles. Turn north onto Swan Rd., continuing for 1.7 miles before turning right onto Mieske Ditch Rd. Continue for 0.2 miles, and park by gate on east side of the road, where we will meet. If using GPS, coordinates: 43.490333, -88.673223