Horicon Marsh is designated as a Wetland of International Importance. The largest freshwater cattail marsh in the country, it is the most popular wildlife viewing area in Wisconsin. Observe hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks during migration.
Ledgeview Nature Center
|Description: Ledgeview, noted for its cave habitats and resident bats, encompasses forest, prairie, and rocky ledges.|
Wildlife to Watch: Cave spiders, cave crickets, and little brown and big brown bats are the stars here. Common nesters in the hardwood forests include red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, rose-breasted grosbeak, and scarlet tanager. Great crested flycatcher, wood duck, woodpeckers, owls, raccoon, and flying squirrel nest in tree cavities. DeKay’s snake, red fox, and woodchuck inhabit rocky outcrops, while turkey vulture and red-tailed hawk ride the updrafts.
Special Tips: Look for field sparrow, eastern kingbird, and indigo bunting along wood’s edge.
Other Activities: Enjoy panoramic views from the observation tower. Interpretive center cave tours offered late spring through fall. Call for reservations.
Ownership: Calumet County
Size: 105 acres
Closest Town: Chilton
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