© Photographed April 18, 2015
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin
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Prairies are treeless grassland areas interspersed with flowering plants. At one time, they covered much of the world's land surface. Today, however, much of the former prairie lands have been developed or converted to farmland. Prairies plan an important role in stabilizing soil temperatures, which, in turn, conserves water. They also provide habitat for many grassland birds and nesting waterfowl. Periodic fires maintain and renew prairies by killing incoming woody plants and stimulating the growth of native plants.
The marker is at the seventh 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. 

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

Looking southeast across the marsh.

Nearby view of the marsh (above and below), looking northwest.

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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