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Head to Horicon Marsh March 4 and learn more about how to attract birds with nest boxes

HORICON, Wis. -- Head to Horicon Marsh Saturday, March 4 for a Nest Box
Seminar and learn more about how to attract birds to your yard with nest
boxes.
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Wood duck "jump day" is quite the event - head to Horicon March 4 and learn
all you need to know about nest boxes.
Photo Credit: Jeff Bahls

Activities will be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will learn more about how to properly
place and maintain nest boxes and attract different bird species and
determine which box-types are right for your yard. No registration or
entrance fee is required for this event.

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The order of events for the nest box seminar is as follows:

  *   9 a.m. - Kim Grveles, Department of Natural Resources avian ecologist,
will talk about how you can make your yard a great stopover point during
migration and discuss types of plants that will provide food and shelter for
birds during spring and fall migrations;
  *   10 a.m. - Jack Bartholmai, local conservationist and award-winning
photographer, will talk about what you may encounter along a nest box trail
and share breathtaking photos.
  *   11 a.m. - Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club and
board member of the Wood Duck Society, will share the "do's and don'ts" of
nest box placement, maintenance and monitoring. Bahls will give a
presentation titled "Making nest boxes Pro"duck"tive," which features fun
duckling videos and photos.
  *   12 p.m. - Steve Sample, Vice-president of the Bluebird Restoration
Association of Wisconsin, will give a presentation regarding Bluebirds and
nest boxes, including best methods, site selection and box selection.

Displays from the Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Horicon Marsh State Wildlife
Area, Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Wood Duck Society and
others will also be featured at this event. Volunteers from each group will
be in attendance to answer questions regarding native cavity-nesting birds.

Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor center will have bluebird
nest box kits for sale for $12. You can assemble your nest box on site with
the help of Friends volunteers or take your kit home to make - this is a
great activity for kids of all ages.

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And, after nest box programs are finished, be sure to check out the Horicon
Marsh Explorium's interactive exhibits.
[The Horicon Marsh Explorium is full of fun activities for visitors of all
ages.] The Horicon Marsh Explorium is full of fun activities for visitors of
all ages.
Photo Credit: DNR

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon
and Mayville on Hwy. 28. 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<http://www.horiconmarsh.org/> [EXIT DNR].
For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz
Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 920-387-7893.

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