(Horicon) The October meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club has been Scheduled for Thursday October 17th. This month club president Jeff Bahls will tell about his trips to the Buffalo Gap National grasslands in South Dakota surveying for black-footed ferrets and the birds he encountered during those trips. The black-footed ferret was added to the endangered list in 1967 and declared extinct in 1979 before a residual wild population was discovered in Meeteetse, Wyoming in 1981. Bahls will talk about how the remaining population was nearly wiped out by plague and viruses before the creation of the black-footed ferret breeding program. The October meeting will be held in the lower level auditorium of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at 7pm on Thursday October 17th. For more information about the Horicon Marsh Bird Club, call Jeff Bahls at 920-210-4832.