Monday, March 7, 2016

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Turns 75

Horicon Marsh. Photo by Ryan Hagerty/
Horicon means pure and clean water in Mohican.  This important refuge provides breeding habitat for a variety of migratory birds, especially the redheaded duck.  It is approximately 33,000 acres in total, and is located southwest of Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin.

More n 300 species of birds spend time in Horicon at some point during the year, and with its relatively close proximity to Milwaukee and Madison, it offers some great opportunities to get out and experience nature. Consider a visit this Spring when the area is especially vibrant with wildlife.

We at Family-Outdoors appreciate the great stewardship of this area by the USFWS!

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Horicon/about.html