Starry Night on the Marsh

Mark your calendars! Starry Night on the Marsh is coming Friday, September 9th starting at 6 pm. Make sure to stay for the telescope viewing!

This family-friendly event, which focuses on nocturnal animals and astronomy, starts promptly at 6:00, and it promises a full schedule of fun activities, interesting presentations, and hands-on experience opportunities. DNR staff at Horicon Marsh, Friends of Horicon Marsh volunteers and seven Dodge County libraries will provide a wide array of activities and crafts.
Activities include an owl pellet dissection, trivia games, constellation crafts, star-parachute games and more! The Marsh will give a presentation on nocturnal animals at 6:30, and members of the Northern Cross Science Foundation will discuss telescopes and the night sky at 7:15. Starting at 8:00, members of the Northern Cross Science Foundation will share telescopes for public viewing of the night sky (weather permitting). Bake sale items and snacks will be available as well.
Don’t miss this fun and educational event! Participating libraries include libraries from the following communities: Beaver Dam, Brownsville, Horicon, Hustisford, Juneau, Lomira, and Mayville.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI. For more information, you can contact the Mayville Public Library or DNR Wildlife Educator, Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or

Farmlife: Quilt Blocks of Memories

The Quilt Blocks of Memories
Where did your family come from? Many Dodge county families trace their history to the Baltic area in northern Europe (now northern Poland and Germany). The family of Martin Frederick Christian emigrated from that area in 1843, before Wisconsin became a state. The Theresa township family farm on Allen Road, purchased by his grandson Wilhelm, has been home to 4 generations of family members. Diane Christian Boehm (author of Farm Life: The Quilt Blocks of Memories) and Rob Bowe (author of many Pionier articles on the history of local families and the region) will present their family stories and the writing questions that led to their research and publications.
Join us for the presentation on September 1st at 6:30 pm.


Zoozort Live Animal Program at the Park Pavilion* on Wednesday, July 6th at 1:30 pm. Come be wildly entertained as Noelle teaches us about the animals she brings to visit. More pictures and program information can be found at

*Park Pavilion – 475 Park St. Mayville Wi

The Wonderful World of Garlic

Garlic is a tasty herb that has been used through the ages. Learn about its history, the many varieties grown in Wisconsin, and the types of garlic products available on the market. Through this presentation, you will also learn about the medicinal benefits of this wonderful herb, including how it can help your digestion, heart health, seasonal allergies, and more!

Windowsill Herbs with Carol Shirk

Most herb lovers agree that freshly grown herbs are much better than dried or purchased. However, winter tends to put a cramp in what can be grown outside. Take heart; several culinary herbs can be easily grown inside with little effort.
Join Certified Master Gardener Carol Shirk for tips on growing herbs, which ones will do best inside, and how to move them outside when the weather warms.