HORICON, Wis. – Head to Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center for a Wildflowers for Wildlife event Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to create a beautiful garden with colorful flowers that attract butterflies, birds and pollinating insects, and find the plants to use.
The 5th annual Wildflowers for Wildlife: Enhancing Your Own Backyard event is sponsored by the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center and Friends of Horicon. These groups partnered with Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries and Applied Ecological Services for a native plant sale to help enhance your backyard, schoolyard, park or natural area and benefit wildlife.
Experts will be on hand to answer questions and a woodland wildflower walk will be offered at 10:30 a.m. to showcase amazing spring wildflowers.
Head to Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center for a Wildflowers for Wildlife event Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Photo credit: DNR
Native landscaping restores ecosystems that once covered the midwestern landscape but are now reduced to small parcels. Once native plants are restored, the birds, mammals, reptiles and beneficial insects return too. Native plants also enrich the soil, decrease run-off and filter pollution. In the long run, native landscaping can save money annually in maintenance costs. Native plants have evolved to thrive in a local environment, which means less watering, fertilizer and time.
Native landscapes offer hands-on opportunities for people of all ages to learn about habitats and ecosystems. A native landscape also provides the ideal setting for bird and butterfly watching, photography and nature walks.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR].