Friends of Wisdom Prairie Outing to Horicon Marsh

  • 4200 County Rd. M
  • Middleton, WI 53562
  • Phone: (608) 836-1631

Several knowledgeable birders will accompany us on this spring bird migration field trip to Horicon Marsh. Horicon Marsh is the largest fresh water cattail marsh in the United States. Enjoy seeking out some of the more than 280 species of birds Horicon Marsh has to offer. Bring your bird book and binoculars—let’s go birding!

This outing includes a trip into the marsh aboard a pontoon boat, lunch at the Audubon Inn, time in the DNR Explorium museum and a naturalist-led walking tour. Meet the bus at Holy Wisdom Monastery for a 7:30 a.m. departure. We plan to return to the monastery around 5:30 p.m.

Among our trip leaders will be Greg Armstrong, director of land management & environmental education at Holy Wisdom Monastery; Sara Minkoff, a member of the Friends of Wisdom Prairie and Charles Pils, director emeritus, Bureau of Endangered Resources, Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources.

Register by May 10, 2017. The outing is limited to 50 people. Fee includes boat ride, lunch, bus and entrance fee for Explorium.

  • Times: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Admission: $80.00 per person