4/22/17 – There are a couple events to celebrate Earth Day on the Horicon Marsh this weekend. There are activities for the whole family today at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. There will be ongoing nature crafts and family activities from 10am until 2pm this afternoon. Naturalist-humorist-and-educator David Stokes has two performances of “Fantastic Frogs and More,” complete with live amphibians and reptiles, at 11am and 1pm. Terri Fuller, President of the National Refuge’s Friends group, says Old Marsh Road will be open today, tomorrow, and Monday for hiking, bicycling, wildlife observation and nature photography. Fuller says today will also see the grand opening of the Sense of Wonder Trial. The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located on County Highway Z, three-and-a-half miles south of Highway 49. Meanwhile, on the state side of the marsh, the Education Center and Explorium located on Highway 28 will be open from 10am until 5pm today and tomorrow. Sunday the Marsh Haven Nature Center will have nature programs running throughout day. Attendees can learn about the importance of planting milkweed, make recycled arts and craft, see the new dove aviary featuring retired birds from magician Rick Wilcox or just hike around the grounds. The Marsh Haven Nature Center is located on State Highway 49.
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