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Post by L Roebuck on Apr 21, 2006 20:11:30 GMT -5
Marsh Melodies at the Horicon Marsh Bikes, birds, bats, flowers and more
By Citizen Staff
Bats, Rats, and Habitats
Did you know that the largest bat over-wintering site in the Midwest is found in Dodge County?
Located near the Horicon Marsh, the Neda Mine was historically one of the state's most important iron mines now abandoned for many decades. Over time, bats found the old mine tunnels as a suitable hibernation site and eventually came to call this home. Today, this man-made cave is a winter home to nearly 500,000 bats.
On April 29, during the Marsh Melodies activities, researchers from the University of Wisconsin will afford visitors a unique opportunity to visit the mine site entrance, which is normally restricted to the public. Learn about the studies researcher Dave Redell has been doing. Bat educators, Janet and Andy Raddatz, will also be on hand to do bat-themed activities and education for the kids.
There will be activities at the DNR field office on North Palmatory Street in Horicon that focus on the amphibians and mammals of Horicon Marsh. www.wiscnews.com/bdc/news/lifestyles/index.php?ntid=81044&ntpid=0