HORICON, Wis. - Winter is a great time to visit Horicon Marsh - February events include an owl and eagle prowl and a wild game cooking workshop. Each February event is free of charge and does not require advance registration. And, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.
Feb. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. - Movies at the Marsh
The Movies at the Marsh series continues with "Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings." Tinkerbell and friends enter into the winter woods for the adventure of a lifetime! All movies are family-friendly (rated G or PG), free of charge, and open to the public. Refreshments are available onsite - please use the lower entrance.
Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh
Join a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources educator for storytelling and craft-making at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. "Are you Afraid of the Dark" is February's theme - head to the marsh to learn more about animals that love the darkness. Please use the lower entrance.
Feb. 13, 1-4 p.m. - Owl and Eagle Prowl
Meet at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and carpool to areas that have held bald eagles in the past, and seek out great horned and snowy owls on the way. Participants are encouraged to bring warm clothes and binoculars - spotting scopes will be available for all attendees. Advance registration is not required, but feel free to contact the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at 920-387-7893 to let staff know how many people will accompany each group.
Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Cooking Wild Game Workshop
Join John Motoviloff, author of "Wild Rice Goose and Other Dishes of the Upper Midwest,"and learn more about how to cook wild game - specifically venison and pheasant. After an hour-long presentation, participants will have an opportunity to taste some of the delicious meals and ask the author questions. Motoviloff works as an editor for the department, and in his spare time, he is an outdoor writer, chef and avid sportsman. He has appeared on Dan Small's Deer Hunt Wisconsin and holds cooking seminars at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sporting Goods Show, Janesville Public Library, Whole Foods, and Wine and Dine Wisconsin. "I love to talk to Wisconsin's hunters and anglers about how they cook their catch," said Motoviloff. "I often pick up a cooking tip or two-and always have a great time!" This program is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is required.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon, Wis. and Mayville, Wis. 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.
For more information regarding Horicon Marsh education programs, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893 or via email at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "horicon."