Horicon Marsh is located in central Wisconsin, NE of Madison, and encompasses over 32,000 acres. In the early 1900s attempts were made to drain the marsh for agriculture. Eventually, farmers realized the land could not be adequately cultivated and thankfully as time went on, restoration projects started and continue to this day to make Horicon Marsh an epic birding locale.
For part of my birthday celebration, Stacia took me to Horicon Marsh to go birding and take photos. Horicon is a supreme place for bird photography because many of the birds are large, somewhat accustomed to human activity, and there are lots of them to find!
There is plenty of wildlife other than birds at Horicon as well. We found numerous butterflies and other insects, tons of turtles, a chipmunk, and a chubby muskrat.
If you’ve never been to Horicon Marsh it is a MUST SEE. We’ve been there over a dozen times and try to go at least once a year.