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Horicon Marsh
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.
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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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Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Little Brown Bat - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Chilton take County Hwy. G south 1.5 miles. Turn left (east) on Short Road. Entrance on left side.

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Ledgeview Nature Center : Wildlife Viewing Area