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Horicon NWR

Posted on Sunday, October 12th, 2008 at 5:34 am CET

Yesterday we drove up to Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. The weather was beautiful again. It’s around 77oF / 25oC these days. Horicon Marsh is the site of both a national and state wildlife refuge. The extinct glacial lake is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. The refuges are known for their many species of birds. Millions of waterfowl migrate through the marsh. Here are some photos of our visit.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Please Do Not Drive Over Snakes Basking On The Road
This sign reading “Please Do Not Drive Over Snakes Basking On The Road” was posted at the beginning of the loop road in the North-West part of the refuge. We saw quite a few snakes laying on the road but OMG they were so tiny!! Amy got out the car one time to scoot one to the side and the small thing was jumping up and hissing at her.


Boardwalk trail at Horicon NWR
There was a very nice floating boardwalk at the Egret Trail. We saw lots of muskrat houses (but no muskrats), some ducks and a few turtles.

Egret Trail

Painted Turtles in Horicon, WI
Painted Turtles at Egret Walk Boardwalk




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