Wildlife Viewing Tips

 © Photographed April 18, 2015
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin
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Wildlife Viewing Tips
  • Dawn and dusk are the best times to see wildlife.
  • Move or sit quietly and watch for movement or listen for sounds.
  • Look for animal signs. Tracks, scat, feathers and nests left behind often telling stories.
  • Keep a safe distance to avoid disturbing an animal from a feeding area, den, or nest. Use binoculars or a telephoto lens for a closer look.
  • Cars make good observation blinds. Drive slowly, and stop at open areas that provide good observation points.
  • Don't feed wildlife -- human food can disrupt wild digestive systems and alter natural feeding habigs.
  • Leave "abandoned" young along. A parent is most likely close by waiting for you to leave.
The marker is at the fifth stop on the three-mile Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour & Trails tour loop. The entrance to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge | Tempike Auto Tour is located on eastbound Wisconsin Highway 49, about three miles east of the Wisconsin Highway 151 exit, Waupun, Wisconsin 53963.

"Horicon" -- a Mohican word meaning pure, clean water.

The marker is included in the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge: Egret Trail Boardwalk kiosk.

Click here for more information and to view all markers on the tour.

The marker is visible on the right side of the kiosk, on the bottom right.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour and Walking Trails
( the auto tour is the circle of red dots)

The marker is located on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Auto Tour & Trails in Horicon, Wisconsin.

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