Nest Box Seminar

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Interested in birdhouses, but don’t know where to begin? Wondering what you can do to help cavity nesting animals? Head to the Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM to bolster your nesting knowledge. Speakers will discuss popular nest boxes, such as bluebirds and wood ducks. Live raptors will be sure to engage participants of all ages! Come for a specific topic or stay for all three. Whatever you choose, these presentations will cover many topics to “brood” about for this upcoming nest season!

Doors will open at 8:30am so that early birds can peruse displays on cavity nesting birds, talk with DNR experts on how to attract birds to your yard or purchase your own nesting box.  A schedule of speakers is as follows.

9 AM: Live, Cavity Nesting Raptors: Learn about nesting raptors and see some live birds up close! Presented by Renee Wahlen, Executive Director of Marsh Haven Nature Center.

10 AM: Bluebirds: Identify prime bluebird real estate and how to attract mating pairs, too! Presented by Pat Ready, Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.

11 AM: Wood Ducks; Make your Boxes Pro“duck”tive”: Discover the best ways to make your nest boxes pro-duck-tive! Presented by Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club.

Bluebird/tree swallow or wood duck boxes are available for purchase on site.  The Friends of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will provide kits and fully assembled boxes for sale. Donuts and coffee will also be available for a donation during the day. Get involved or learn more in the classrooms, where there will be displays from local bird conservation organizations: Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Wood Duck Society, Horicon NWR, and Wisconsin DNR.

Free event, and all ages are welcome. No registration required.  For more information, contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville at N7725 Highway 28, Horicon. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org.

 

 

 

 

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