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Nest Box Seminar is March 3 at Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

February 20, 2018

HORICON — A Next Box Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 at Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center, N7725 Highway 28. The event is free.

Speakers will present about the most popular cavity nesters. New this year will be information about black-capped chickadees as well as Jack Bartholmai with a presentation on screech owls and barred owls, both of which are cavity nesters. Eastern bluebirds and wood ducks also will be discussed. Presentations will cover the “dos and don’ts” of how to make bird houses successful.

9 a.m. — Eastern bluebirds presented by Steve Sample, vice president of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.10 a.m. — Wood ducks presented by Jeff Bahls, president of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club.11 a.m. — Black-capped chickadees presented by Steve Sample, vice president of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.Noon — Cavity-nesting owls presented by Jack Bartholmai. This photo illustrated presentation will cover saw-whet, screech and barred owls.

The Friends of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will have nest boxes for sale either as kits or fully assembled. Snacks also will be available for purchase. Visit the classrooms, where there will be displays from local bird conservation organizations including Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Horicon Marsh Bird Club, Marsh Haven Nature Center, Wood Duck Society, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For more information, call 920-210-4832.