Join the Friends of the Arboretum for an adventure to the world-renowned Horicon Marsh. The northern two-thirds of the marsh is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the 22,000 acre Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The southern third (11,000 acres) is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Together, both properties make up the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, and it is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese. It is recognized as a Wetland of international importance and as Globally and State important Bird Areas. It is also a unit of the Ice Age Scientific Reserve.
Once at Horicon, you will have an opportunity to visit the visitor center and Explorium to learn about the Marsh since its establishment in 1941. You will then have an opportunity to enjoy a hearty box lunch while listening to a Wisconsin Master Naturalist. We then will embark on a walk with the resident DNR Naturalist, where we will explore the flora and fauna that make Horicon such a Wisconsin treasure. So, bring your bird book and binoculars and let’s go!
Transportation will be by comfortable coach. Box lunch, water and snacks will be provided. Cost is $90 per person.
The trip is limited to 25 participants. Online registration is fastest. Prefer to download a pdf to send a check? Click here: Horicon Registration Form.docx
If registering by mail, please be sure the registration form and payment arrive by May 19.
A registration confirmation will be sent to you by email or mail. If a program you request is full, you will be contacted promptly. Reservations are transferable. If you give away your reservation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 608-890-2555 and let us know the name of the attendee. You also may cancel a reservation and request a refund at least 2 weeks ahead of the event. If you are unable to attend, please let us know, as there may be others on a waiting list.