A Home for Wildlife

© Photographed April 18, 2015
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin
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A Home for Wildlife
Today you are visiting a National Wildlife Refuge, not a park or a zoo. The animals you observe are wild. They are sensitive to your sounds, appearance, scents, and touch. Animals that feel threatened must use valuable energy reserves to protect themselves and their young from potential danger.
  • Give wildlife their space. Watch them from a distance using binoculars rather than moving in closer. Stay on official trails.
  • Observe posted speed limits to minimize collisions with wildlife.
  • Join the Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, a citizen-based non-profit group that supports activities on the Refuge.
  • Volunteer to help make the Refuge a better place for people and wildlife.
  • Purchase a Federal Duck Stamp from the Refuge office or your local post office. Ninety-eight percent of the money spent on duck stamps is used to purchase habitat for wildlife. Since 1934, people like you have spent over $501 million on duck stamps, protecting over 4.3 million acres -- a land and water legacy.
The marker is at the last stop / parking lot 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 visible on the center panel, on the bottom left.

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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