Holly became interested in birding when she and Jack moved to 22 acres of varied habitat in rural Beaver Dam – a place they call Hickory Springs – and began feeding the birds in their yard. She attended many of Bill Volkert’s bird programs on the Horicon Marsh and took a 6-week birding class at Riveredge Nature Center with Andy Larson. She has assisted Jack in monitoring their nest box trails and doing frog, Woodcock, Breeding Bird atlas, and Great Backyard Birdcount surveys. They are avid backyard birders with a list of 182 species of birds that have visited their Hickory Springs home over the years. As a longtime member of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Holly writes monthly program articles and has served as treasurer and the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival planning committee.